NEW! Aleutian paddle, the best cruising paddle
The new Aleutian paddle is a solid western red cedar, with an embedded layers of carbon that provides the paddle with significant strength and stability. The carbon lamination of this Aleutian paddle uses innovative material and processing science developments from the University laboratory.
Considering the length, aleutian paddles should be approximately 10cm (or 4 inches) longer than greeland paddles.
Aleutian paddle is traditional paddle, coming originally from Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Unlike greenland paddles, aleutian paddle has asymmetrical blades. One side of the blade (sometimes referred as sculling side) is almost flat and suits perfectly for sculling and rolling. The other side of the blade (power face) has a raised ridge running along the centerline of the blade. It helps to prevent the blade from chattering and allows to make more powerful strokes. Those two sides together give you a paddle, which is both quiet and powerful.
Probably the best cruising paddle ever!