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NANOOK paddle is based on the shape and size of a traditional west-greenland paddle. It has mild “shoulders” on transition from loom (shaft) to blades. Blade tips are round and as wide as the blade. Out standard material is western red cedar (Thuja plicata) – lightweight and beautiful wood, which generally does not rot. Pine strips on the loom is our “trade-mark” which adds stiffness to our paddles. As a finish, we oil the paddles with tungoil. Wooden paddle treated with oil feels very natural and warm in your hands. Good grip is guaranteed, even when the paddle is wet.
Using our greenland paddle is gentle to your muscles and joints and decreases fatique. It is silent and you put less effort in each stroke. Bracing and rolling are easier than you ever thought they could be.
Advatages of the oiled wooden paddle are good grip in wet condition, less chance of blisters and easy to maintenance.
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Style & shape: west Greenland, oval
Material: western red cedar (Thuja plicata)
Shaft: oval, pine reinforcement
Lengths: standard lengths are 210, 215, 220, 225 and 230 cm. Other lengths on request.
NOTICE: Every piece of wood is different. They come with different density, weight and colour. Weight of the standard paddle made of western red cedar is normally between 600 and 950 grams but most commonly between 650 and 850 grams. Also the colour of oiled paddles varies from very light red to very dark brown. So in matter of colour, photos of the paddle are more or less illustrative.