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Created by surfmore A week ago, 20 Jun 2022
surfmore
22 posts
20 Jun 2022 11:37PM
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any suggesting online where I can get a decent paddle for a fair price. THanks

micksmith
VIC, 1618 posts
21 Jun 2022 7:02AM
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KeNalu, not the cheapest, but then there's no point buying cheap twice or even thrice ( is thrice a real word ) I've had my two paddles for several years no problems.
no affiliation just appreciate great quality and service

grgd
SA, 9 posts
21 Jun 2022 8:56AM
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+1 for Kenalu. I have the x-Tuff shaft and blade. Excellent quality and good service (in Australia).

Kisutch
237 posts
21 Jun 2022 10:12AM
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I love my KeNalu Mana 82- but not sure how easy it is to get one right now. I hear great stuff about the black project surf model, I got one for my wife but haven't tried it.

paul.j
QLD, 3209 posts
21 Jun 2022 2:01PM
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Bloody good and very light paddle. Price is very fair I think anyway.

www.oneoceansportsaustralia.com/paddle-shop/carbon-paddle-elite

DaveSandan
VIC, 1154 posts
21 Jun 2022 6:17PM
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+3 for KeNalu paddles plus I have a VMG paddle that is as expensive but you get e great paddle bag with it and it's a great paddle also.

Haddock
46 posts
22 Jun 2022 5:00PM
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I tried a friend's KeNalu and it was very nice indeed, but my Blackfish Nootka was lighter with a better flex in the shaft for me. Was a fair bit cheaper as well here in the UK.

Hoppo3228
VIC, 593 posts
23 Jun 2022 6:56PM
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Kenalu. Being able to replace a blade, handle or shaft is worth it.

Not the dearest, not the cheapest - but damn good paddles.

Daveb27
41 posts
24 Jun 2022 6:16PM
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I would now go for carbon kevlar as I broke 3 carbon paddles within a year. I think they can be a bit brittle, the kevlar gives it a bit more impact ressistance. Not sure where you are based? I've got an x-paddle.com at ?190 and it's still going strong after a year. I also use edge protectors on the paddle blade, which I think helps stop water ingress into splits on the edges?

ghost4man
386 posts
26 Jun 2022 6:05PM
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Actually in the market for a paddle myself and have heard good things about KeNaLu but no one that has commented so far has said anything about the qualities of the paddle.Which of the KeNaLu would you recommend to get explosive movement required for getting on a wave.Cheers.

Hoppo3228
VIC, 593 posts
27 Jun 2022 6:09PM
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I've got the ho'oloa in both the 95 and 84.
XTuf (S) shaft
Ergo T handle

The Ho'oloa is their surf paddle. Can't complain about it at all. Enough flex in the shaft so my shoulders don' hurt. Texture also on the shaft so your hands don't slip. Blade is efficient on the pull and pulls straight.

lam
VIC, 211 posts
Friday , 1 Jul 2022 6:02PM
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Hoppo3228 said..
I've got the ho'oloa in both the 95 and 84.
XTuf (S) shaft
Ergo T handle

The Ho'oloa is their surf paddle. Can't complain about it at all. Enough flex in the shaft so my shoulders don' hurt. Texture also on the shaft so your hands don't slip. Blade is efficient on the pull and pulls straight.


I have just purchased the same in the 95. Previous paddle starboard enduro.
pros: no elbow pain, seems to give an extra push when paddling for wave. Flex helps. Lighter enough
cons: narrow shaft, slippery handle (in comparison with starboard, I imagine I will get used to it.
overall: happy with purchase after 3 surfs.

Supster7
NSW, 11 posts
Saturday , 2 Jul 2022 6:26AM
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I have just bought the Ke Nalu Mana 82 with xtuff(s) shaft and ergo handle only 3 weeks ago. I really like this paddle. Super light, zero pain in shoulders and gets me into waves quicker.

I had been using a carbon Atlantis paddle for the past 4 years. Bomb proof but heavy in comparison and the blade had twice the surface area of the Mana 82.

The reason I got it was a friend bought a 2nd hand Quickblade uv88 paddle and let me try it out. What an amazing paddle. Absolutely loved it. It had better flex in the shaft than the KeNalu but I couldn't find a uv88 in stock in Australia. Plus they are $800.

So I took a punt on the mana 82 and love it. The Atlantis feels like a club. I was getting a lot of shoulder impingement issues with the Atlantis and get zero with this new paddle. Not an ounce of pain anywhere. Didn't love it first session as it felt too light and small. Now I absolutely love it and will never use the Atlantis again. Should have upgraded a couple of years ago!??





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