Comparing Kialoa Paddles

Just wondering if people could share their comparisons of two different Kialoa paddles. I'm looking to replace a trusted old (but now broken) Dave's Hybrid. The two I'm looking at are the Axel II or the Nehu single bend.

I often paddle in an OC-6 behind two guys using Zaveral's, and we paddle at a fairly high stroke rate - which means the Lanakai might be too much paddle surface. I've tried a Zaveral for about an hour of paddling, and couldn't get used to it.

The paddle has to be useable in both big boat and OC-1.

Thanks in advance for your comments.

Don M
Penticton, Canada

HUKI V1-X in Toronto

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Huki V1-X for sale in Toronto.
It is about 5-6 yrs old and is in great shape. It has a few dings but whos canoe doesn't. It is molded fibreglass with carbon Kevlar weave.
Text, email or call for info and pics.
905 424 4237

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Outrigger Paddle draw for Movember

Open Ocean Outriggers is holding our 3rd annual paddle draw to raise funds for Movember. A $20 donation to Movember enters you in an exclusive draw for a 2014 KIALOA SUP paddle or a KIA KAHA Outrigger paddle. Enter the draw online at:

Draw is open to all paddlers and the winner will be drawn on the beach, MOvember 30, 2013 on Kauai.

Your donation will support world-class men's health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer and men's mental health challenges.

Getting Cold Feet

I got my new Hurricane, here in Vancouver BC, this summer. What a great boat! I've been paddling it week in, week out.

However, now that the temperatures are dipping (-1 degree C today), you guys in the warm waters can't even imagine this, my feet, sitting in their little puddles in the foot wells, are getting mighty cold.

Epic V10 ultra

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For sale 4 year old Epic V10 ultra layup (white with a red stripe). Comes with 2 rudders (elliptical surfing & swept weedless) & cover. Always stored under cover & rinsed after every use. Well taken care of & located at VOS compound by Vanier Park, Vancouver.

Price $2000 or $2200 with an Epic mid-wing blade ($400 paddle).

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Anyone needing a paddler for this years Molokai Hoe?

I did this race in 2010 and its time to do it again! My clubs "goal race" this year is Queen Liliuokalani. I will be in Kona for that, but i also have a 2 week vacation planned on Maui for October so thought it would be cool to try and get on a race crew. Depending on where the crew is based, my travel plans are flexible. I have trained fairly hard this year competing In M2M in April and lots of local racing in Canada. I have paddled for 12 years, lots of distance racing. I am 54 years young, 160 lbs and pretty fit. I can sit any seat except stroke!

Outrigger Canoe OC1 Hurricane for sale. 2006

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Outrigger Canoe OC1 Hurricane for sale. 2006.
Made of kevlar/carbon fiber - fast, light weight, strong and stable.
A superb outrigger canoe for day outings and racing.
Hand carryable and car-toppable.
Very good condition with a few bottom scratches and a few nicks in the rudder.
I enjoyed this boat for several seasons on the open waters of Lake Erie.
Selling due to health problems.
20-1/2' long, 15" beam.
Hull wt 20#.
Sunblock canvas cover for canoe & outrigger.
Always stored under cover..
$2500 US, cash only
Located Cleveland, Ohio.
Pickup/delivery can be negotiated.
Having trouble posting photos just now, but photo can be seen at:

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Hollyakala 49 inch paddle for sale Vancouver BC

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Kialoa Hollyakala 49 inch paddle. Great shape, no nicks or scratches. For sale - Vancouver BC

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Canadian Outrigger loses another legend

It is with great sadness that we tell you of James van Nostrand , canoe designer, builder, and friend to the outrigger community, who passed away in Abbotsford BC, on Monday, April 15th. James lost a courageous two-year battle with cancer.

James worked for many years with Clipper Canoes, designing the majority of their recreational canoe fleet, outrigger canoes, rescue sleds and ofther craft. His 65' travelling traditional First Nations traveling canoe is the largest produced in Canada.

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