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Model Specifications (unless otherwise requested):
- Blade: 7.5" x 19"
- Length: please specify
- Weight: approximately 42-49oz
- Feathering Angles: -60°, 0°, +60°
- 2-Piece carbon fiber snap-button ferrule
- Drip rings
- Finish: gloss (shellac, nonblush epoxy, UV resistant spar varnish, wax)
If you are interested in additional options (e.g., fiberglass, tip protection), please inquire.
What's in this paddle?:
- Soft Maple: A popular, fast growing decorative tree that grows in Eastern USA and Canada. The term “Soft Maple” does not refer to any specific species of maple, but rather, it’s a broad term which includes several different species of maple. Soft maple is only slightly softer than hard, sugar maple.
- Poplar: The Poplar tree grows in Eastern USA & Canada. The heartwood is light cream to yellowish brown, with occasional streaks of gray or green. Nice orange color that deepens with age and exposure. Nice orange color that deepens with age and exposure.
- Red Oak: Arguably the most popular hardwood in the United States, this tree grows in Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada. The heartwood is a light to medium brown, commonly with a reddish cast.
- Butternut: Also known as white walnut, the butternut tree grows mostly in the central and eastern United States. It is a cousin of Black Walnut, but is softer and lighter. Its heartwood is usually a light to medium tan, sometimes with a reddish tint. Butternut is highly rot resistant.
- Cherry: A domestic wood from Eastern USA and Canada that is usually considered to be in the same class as mahogany for usage in the United States. It is strong and fairly durable. The heartwood is light salmon to reddish-tan in color when freshly cut, but cherry is very photosensitive and dramatically darkens over the course of its life to a rich reddish-brown with exposure to air and sunlight.
- Sapele: The sapele tree can be found in tropical Africa (primarily Ivory Coast and Nigeria). Its heartwood is a lustrious golden to dark reddish brown that tends to darken with age. Besides the common ribbon pattern seen on quartersawn boards, Sapele is also known for a wide variety of other figured grain patterns.
- African Mahogany: Originates in West Tropical Africa (primarily Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Nigeria). Heartwood color is variable, ranging from a very pale pink to a deeper reddish brown, sometimes with streaks of medium to dark reddish brown. Color tends to darken with age. It has a good natural luster with a light-refracting optical phenomenon known as chatoyancy.
- Makore: A pink to reddish brown species native to western and middle Africa. Despite not being genetically similar, it's been considered a substitute for African Mahogany. It is sometimes referred to as "Cherry Mahogany".
- Walnut: The walnut tree grows in Mid and Eastern United States and Canada. The heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Its color can also have a grey, purple, or reddish cast.
- Wenge: The wenge tree originates in central Africa. Heartwood is medium brown, sometimes with a reddish or yellowish hue, with nearly black streaks. Upon application of a wood finish (particularly an oil finish) the wood can become nearly black.