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Fiberglass/Wood Stand Up Paddle - North Shore 82"
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The black 82 North Shore SUP paddle is an economical, yet solidly constructed fiberglass/wood stand up paddle designed for men.
Our Price: $149.00


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82" North Shore Fiberglass/Wood Stand Up Paddle

Designed for men in the height range of about 58 to 64, this is a high-quality, yet economical fiberglass stand up paddle board paddle. The 82 North Shore paddle comes with a loose grip and the shaft can be cut down up to 6 to achieve the perfect length for any stand up paddler in that target height range. The shaft of the paddle has a wood core reinforced with a black fiberglass sleeve. Without spending a fortune on a paddle, the North Shore is a solid SUP paddle choice from a company known for quality.

About Sawyer Stand Up Paddles

Sawyer has been making performance driven paddles made out of the highest quality materials since 1967. Their philosophy and attention to detail in stand up paddle production is multi-dimensional. Instead of just focusing on a single dimension in SUP paddle construction like weight, which many would argue that too many SUP paddle manufacturers do, they factor in superior looks, feel, and perhaps the most important - toughness. In our opinion, thats really what makes Sawyer paddles the premier stand up paddle on the market an uncompromised balance of toughness and weight, matched with their unique attention to feel and beauty. The pride of craftsmanship shows thru.

In the world of SUP paddles, there are wooden SUP paddle companies a carbon fiber stand up paddle companies. Sawyer being in the paddle production business for over forty years in the United States encapsulates the best of both the wood and carbon fiber companies, and innovatively mixes the two where advantageous. Thus Sawyer SUP paddles have a natural expertise advantage over most all SUP paddle manufacturers.

Stand Up Paddle Toughness

SUP paddles are a lot longer than canoe or kayak paddles. Depending on where you frequently take your stand up paddle board, they also might be spending a considerable amount of time in the waves. Even outside of the SUP surfing zone, the sheer length of an SUP paddle means the amount of force they are subjected to is substantial. Toughness should be a major factor in your decision of which stand up paddle to rely on.

Stand up paddles like Sawyers Bonzai Zephyr, which has a wood core shaft that is reinforced with a braided carbon sleeve take full advantage of the flex, beauty, and strength of wood and purposefully augment this with carbon fiber composite technology. For the SUP paddle blades, they use a construction of laminated wood reinforced with fiberglass, carbon fiber, and a Dynel Tough Edge around the perimeter (which provides built in protection from dings to the blade).

Where many SUP paddle brands just make a paddle with some carbon fiber thrown in it, often times they arent doing this in a purposeful manner. Just because a paddle is labeled carbon fiber does not mean it is using carbon fiber in a logical manner. The result may be a paddle that snaps the second day you use it (which I have personal experience with), or it may be a paddle whose shaft strength or SUP blade strength can be severely compromised the first time you drop or nick the paddle (which happens frequently). There is actually a $25 SUP accessory product called a Paddle Guard that is a kind of rubber edge lining that is designed to fit around the perimeter of a carbon fiber SUP paddle to prevent damage to your paddle blade, and claims to not affect your performance. Ive had SUP shop owners recommend this product to me. The natural question, of course, is, Why not just make paddles that are designed to self-protect? Surprisingly, many SUP paddle companies dont.

With over four decades of experience, Sawyer understands the demands and abuse that paddles can take and what that necessitates when building a carbon fiber stand up paddle, a wooden SUP paddle, or a fiberglass paddleboard paddle that will last. They understand the tradeoffs. It not always the wisest move to make a 16 oz paddle and cut a few corners when you could make a still very lightweight 20 oz paddle (with optimized swing weight, which translates to a lighter feel) that is designed to far outlast the 16 oz paddle.

Go with a Sawyer stand up paddle and you wont be sorry. Thats their business, and thats why we recommend them without hesitation at Tower Paddle Boards.



Average Customer Review: 3.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 3 Add your review

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Not good September 3, 2012
Review by: ROBERT REINER from ISLAMORADA, FL United States  
I was very unhappy with quality of the paddle and sent it back. Because of the paddle and having to pay shipping for it's return, I'm not sure if I will buy anything else from Tower in the future.

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great paddle August 20, 2012
Review by: Benjamin Narramore from Coronado, CA United States  
great mid-class paddle without going broke.

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Seems fine August 13, 2012
Review by: J. McEvers from Bemidji, MN  
Delivered on time.  Will cut down to fit me in the next few days.

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