P2 Paddles (low shoulder, pineapple blade, etc.), better?
I would like to know some of your opinions on P2 Paddles and are they really better the our standard run of the mill size paddle?
The debate about which is the best paddle seems to be a bigger one than that of choosing the best golf clubs.
I listen to advice from some paddlers who say "just stick with the standard," however some say that the P2 is the way to go.
I hear that the theory behind the P2 is that is has an advantage over the standard because it has a smaller blade, but despite the smaller blade it still pulls the same amount of water. The advantage is that the P2 is lighter and easier to paddle.
Well this seems to make sense to me if this is true.
Is this the case?
Maybe someone can shine some light on this subject.
Another thing that I don't understand is that some say that the P2 is better to use on a OC1. Why would this be?
Don't get me wrong I am all for the P2 if it is what it is made out to be, but I see lots of paddlers out there with big blades, small blades, and S bends. Personally before I spend my hard earned cash on the latest gizmo I like to know I am getting a good product that does the job it is supposed to do, as opposed to getting my trousers pulled down by a salesperson.
Oh and one more thing. Is there an advantage for everybody in the same crew to use the same paddle?
For those wondering what a P2 Paddle is, see this [picture]. P2 is a style made by xylobladz. Similar shaped blades are made by many manufacturers. Please share your experiences with them!
Posted by thelfcreport on Wed, 03/12/2003 - 2:08pm