4.8 out of 5
Rocks, muck, tree stumps..... oh my!
February 12, 2011
This paddle does what it claims. It is inexpensive, but bomb proof! Have used this as my spare and white water paddle for years now and am still impressed with it's performance. Use it for everything: pushing off trees, rocks, other canoes, whatever, hardly even scratches! A year ago, was loading a canoe on the trailer (a good six feet in the air) when a snake darted between my friends legs. Needless to say the canoe fell to the ground, but it had fallen directly onto the paddle that had been propped up against the side of the trailer. It was only slightly bent and could have been used as it was, but I had time and after warming it with a hairdryer and taping it straight with a rubber mallet, it was good as new and has been used with success mulitple times since then. In short, you need a paddle, but don't want to pay top dollar? This one will do the trick!Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Rugged inexpensive paddle
October 12, 2010
Great paddle for white water, emergency spare, Boy Scouts, or to loan to someone instead of your prized wooden paddle. No complaints about this basic paddle very rugged so it makes a good paddle for shallow rocky areas, whitewater, or for a second paddle. I do a lot of Boy Scout trips and these paddles are perfect for the scouts; nearly indestructible and inexpensive if they loose one. At 6-1 185 with a lot of hours in the canoe I found the blade and the shaft smaller than I prefer for my main paddle but it is fine for a spare and a good size for a novice. Plus I actually prefer that the others in my canoe have less paddle than I do. In a canoe I like to let the inexperienced front person use a short one of these and then I can easily compensate and control the canoe with a longer and larger bladed paddle from the rear. Will float for quite some time if paddle is dropped into water, but if paddle is intentionally submerged aluminum shaft will eventually fill with water and the paddle can sink when the shaft is full of water. It takes forever to drain the water out once the shaft has filled with water.Pros: Lasts forever, Great value
June 26, 2005
This is not my first experience with Carlisle paddles. I used them on the Colorado River. They are lightweight, sturdy, and easy to handle.
August 13, 2006
excellent paddle,excellent price,excellent service.
Reasonable but great
July 19, 2005
Nice price but it is good to use for flat water rafting.
great product / canoe paddles
June 10, 2006
Strong, durable, and reasonable priced. I really have enjoyed using my canoe paddles.
great kid paddle
February 14, 2006
My daughter loves having her own paddle, sized to fit her. It's a great paddle for teaching and for general use. The construction seems to be as good as any on the market.
Decent paddle, sturdy and simple
August 26, 2010
This is a great paddle for anyone looking for a sturdy and simple paddle for recreational canoeing or boating.
great price, great paddles
April 18, 2009
just used these in an adventure race. they are awesome for the price. i liked how they came in different sizes. the weight was good and they felt sturdy, not flimsy.
Great products, great service.
August 22, 2005
I purchased 6 carlisle paddles from altrec. The service was great, the price extremely resonable and I recieved them even sooner than promised. I will definitely order from them again.
September 13, 2004
I have a 14ft bombard set up for SCUBA and freediving off the CA coast. Tanks, weight belts and other diving gear along with total exposure to salt water. Wooden paddles were warping being broken. These paddles are hanging tough.
Perfect for youth groups
January 03, 2007
I am the committee chair of a Boy Scout Troop. Our number one activity is canoeing. We have canoed the Green River the Boundary Waters, and the Missouri. Scouts damaged most of the troop paddles. We the bought a Carlisle Economy Paddle for each scout. They could decorate the with any design they chose. NO MORE DAMAGED PADDLES!
Perfect for Families
August 24, 2010
Great product for moderate level rafting. These paddles are comfortable, sturdy, and will work for most any age group.
Black and Yellow.