We're coming to Oahu next week and was wondering where I can find one of these paddles or who has any aval for sale ? Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated
Submitted by OCsprinter on Fri, 01/16/2009 - 8:27am
try island paddler.
Fri, 01/16/2009 - 9:39am
thats like gold.... i dont think any one would sell theres ..you might be lucky you have to special order it from les look or some one who knows him might can place and order from him .. aloha wish you the best.
Fri, 01/16/2009 - 3:40pm
Sun, 01/18/2009 - 10:52am
I'll sell you mine for $500.
Sun, 01/18/2009 - 12:16pm
offer valid until... ?
Sun, 01/18/2009 - 3:57pm
Sun, 01/18/2009 - 4:41pm
Does anybody own a Black Bard and a Makana Alii - how do they compare ?
Sun, 01/18/2009 - 5:16pm
makana alii is better. About $250 better
Sun, 01/18/2009 - 5:26pm
How much does les sell paddles for? and how can you contact him?
Tue, 07/13/2010 - 9:52pm
yeah, can i get a email or phone # please? ive been wanting one for a long time
Mon, 03/21/2011 - 8:39pm
you are #8081234567.. please take a ticket and go join the back of the queue
do the secret hand shake with the big bloke up front and then you will actually get one
Tue, 03/22/2011 - 9:11am
island paddler... still.
Tue, 03/22/2011 - 10:40am
Such an "underground" operation! I bought mine on-the-spot-at-the-beach from a steersman who needed the cash - and another friend of mine made an "official order" through a canoe club contact and waited over 6 months after my purchase. This adds to the mystique, I LOVE my steering blade. Les can only do so much, people!
Wed, 03/23/2011 - 4:14pm
Black Bart paddles are also pretty awesome. I'm pretty sure Jr. used one in most, if not all of his solo victories.
Thu, 03/24/2011 - 3:03pm
Any other suggestions on how to place an order?
Sun, 04/10/2011 - 8:52am
call Island Paddler and place an order. Or buy plenty raffle tickets from Healani cause last year a makana alii paddle was one of the prize's. of course a scorpious xm is not a bad consolation if you don't win a makana alii!
Sun, 04/10/2011 - 3:56pm
If I could make a suggestion, here on Maui we have a builder named Mike Owens of Owens Ocean Sports. The guy hand crafts amazing paddles. He makes them to our specifics, and does them all by hand. They are on Makana Alii, in only they don't have the name yet. Mark my words, in two or three years people are going to be lining up for an Owens paddle. Look for his name this year in the one man, he has been crushing it and practicing with the best.
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 9:37am
Try "Oni Paddles" - Custom made by Keoni Kino
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 6:35pm
Makana Denton on Oahu makes some of the best paddle I have ever tried. You can probably reach him through Kamanu Composites. Also, by comparison, I own several Broad Reach and Makana Ali'i, therefore, Mr. Denton has a good thing going.
Tue, 10/23/2012 - 6:04pm
Gauchopaddler, are you sure that it's Makana Denton from Kamanu and not Denton Miyamura? I've asked around and everyone was surprise that Makana Denton was making paddles. I did see the other day a blade that was made by Denton Miyamura. It looked pretty nice and looks similar to a Makana Ali'i. I'm planning to test one out to see how it performs.
Mon, 12/10/2012 - 2:23pm
Oneman, you are correct, I do not make paddles. Gaucho was just blabbing nonsense about one experimental blade I made for fun. Sorry for the confusion, and good luck with your paddle search.
Mon, 12/10/2012 - 7:31pm
hahaha makana i lyk get one sponsah ship!
Mon, 12/10/2012 - 9:03pm
The paddles made by Kai Ko'o Paddles in San Diego are spectacular, and equally as good as a Makana Ali'i.
Check out their stuff on FB... http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kai-Koo-Paddles/340054612752137
Fri, 12/14/2012 - 8:12am
Ordered a Broadreach double bend. Just as good, clean catch and you can actually get it. I'm just saying.
Sat, 12/15/2012 - 8:01pm
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