New IHE paddle

Howzit, Finally a different paddle shape that works very well. This shape is intended for the one or two man vaa. The Tahitians have used something similar I've been told. So this idea is not new, but refined. What this shape will do for you is make you more efficient with the higher stroke count. As the Tahitians are proving right now, stroke count is huge. This paddle is super clean on the entry and release. I have to thank Pat of Onno for helping me with the R&D. IHE means spear and thats where the inspiration came from. The Hawaiians used paddles that were sharp to also be used as spears. You can contact Steve Blyth for demo.

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Submitted by Seafarer on Thu, 11/13/2008 - 8:54am

I guess I can expect to hear from you anyday now right Steve ?

#1 Thu, 11/13/2008 - 9:38am

That looks similar to the paddles the Keahi's of Kahana canoe club were making a few years ago. I loved it til I snapped the shaft on a turn!

#2 Thu, 11/13/2008 - 9:44am

what's the price on these IHE paddles?

is there only carbon fiber?
or is there wooden ones too?

and are there any local shops selling these?

#3 Fri, 11/14/2008 - 10:59am

We are getting started with the carbons. $265 for the smaller round shafts and $285 for the larger oval shaft, includes delivery in Hawaii. The blades are layed up so there is flex. These paddles will not affect you're joints like other carbons. The 100% woods, and hybrids are coming. If you don't love this blade, you'll get a full refund. Just pay shipping back to me. Contact Steve at 769-9630

#4 Fri, 11/14/2008 - 12:02pm

thanks Seafarer

I was just wondering the price because I saw one of those paddles in a shop in Hilo, but I just passed it by. But now that I think of it, It would be fun to try out a new type of paddle..


#5 Fri, 11/14/2008 - 1:03pm

Full refund if you're not happy, can't argue with that. Not many people have the confidence in their product to stand behind it like that.

#6 Fri, 11/14/2008 - 1:37pm

Hey Steve. What's the blade dimensions (particularly the length and width) and area? I can only guess and would like a better idea than that.


#7 Fri, 11/14/2008 - 3:21pm

The blade is 9&5/8s" wide and 18" tall. So its wider than some one man blades out there but it feels cleaner in and out. C Ya

#8 Sat, 11/15/2008 - 8:39am

How do I get one to San fran, I would like to give it a try in the winter calms we have right now.


#9 Sun, 11/16/2008 - 7:00pm

I would like to get one also to try. How does one aquire one?

#10 Mon, 11/24/2008 - 4:33pm

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