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Optiparts EX1440 Praddel Paddle

SKU: 130736
4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews
17,00 €
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A different type of paddel. The Praddel originally intended for single-handers but can be used by all, this is an ultra-lightweight paddel, used with one arm only, whilst the other arm can use the tiller to steer. Features Efficient shape and ergonomics permit powerful propulsion Comfortable to use with wetsuit,... Read more

Description

A different type of paddel. The Praddel originally intended for single-handers but can be used by all, this is an ultra-lightweight paddel, used with one arm only, whilst the other arm can use the tiller to steer.

Features

  • Efficient shape and ergonomics permit powerful propulsion
  • Comfortable to use with wetsuit, sailing clothing or bare skinned
  • Can be used on either right or left arm
  • Weighs only 215 grams
  • Very strong
  • No maintenance
  • Floats
  • Easily visible

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Reviews

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
Based on 8 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 6 Total 4 star reviews: 2 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
100%would recommend this product
8 reviews
  • FW
    Frances W.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    12 months ago
    Compact paddle.

    Easy to install and very light

  • P
    Paul
    Verified Reviewer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Really good, but get a pair if you can.

    These Praddels are really useful, and stow away so easily that you can have it with you every time you go out. It takes up less space than a small bailer.

    However, if you are using it in a single-handed dinghy, and you are not a small child in an Optimist,, then you need to know that whilst definitely better than nothing, they are not that great, as to use one you have to be right over on one side of the boat, thus tipping it over and causing it to self-steer to the other side even more than it would if you were say just using one oar but sitting in the middle. In my little dinghy the effect is so pronounced, and I have to counter-steer so much with the rudder (pushing the tiller away) that it really slows the boat down a lot.

    So these are definitely, definitely better than nothing in a single-hander, but it is in a double-hander that they really come into their own and work well, as then you can balance the boat to keep it level. And with a Praddel each the boat really scoots along well. You can even ship the rudder, lash the tiller, or lift the blade to stop it annoying you if you each have a Praddel. And a pair of Praddels nests together and takes up no more space than a single one.

  • GS
    Gerry S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Safety in mind

    Perfect for having on board if you get stuck. Used once and surprisingly effective.

  • VT
    Vivian T.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Praddles, always useful.

    Two praddles are a Christmas present for my daughter in law who lives on the Thames and has just bought a kayak. They are reserve propulsion in case of separation from her paddle. I used to have one in my laser days.

  • LA
    Lesley A.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Excellent service great item

    Fast delivery , great sturdy product at a good price and loved the Haribo thank you. Would definitely use again

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