The Grey Owl “Jet” certainly does not live up to it’s name. I’ve tried this dragonboat paddle and also read reviews and mostly say the same thing. This paddle is too heavy to use and has lots of handle breakage problems. I personally didn’t like the feel of the paddle because it was so stiff, applying too much force causes my shoulder to pop out of place.
Unfortunately Grew Owl has used too much material in the paddle hoping that it will make it stronger, but in fact it is poorly laminated and has added extra weight. The paddle weighs on average 560grams or 20oz, which is heavier than most carbon fibre paddles out there. It is more comparable to a fibre glass paddle than a carbon fibre as the feel and the weight really stand out.
Overall, I would consider the other paddles that are lighter and around the same price if I were to purchase a dragonboat carbon fibre paddle.
|Weight:||560g or 20oz|
|IDBF 202a Spec:||Approved License Number 3083|
|Material & Construction:||Carbon fibre|
|Country of origin:||Canada|
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