NRS PTR Kayak Paddle

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Description

The new Propulsion Technologies paddle has high-impact ABS plastic blades and a high-strength, air-grade 7075 T6 aluminum shaft making this economical paddle tough enough for clinic use and rental programs. A great one-piece paddle for beginning boaters. 18" X 8" blade. The extended lengths of 220, 230 and 240 work great for inflatable or sit-on-top kayaks.

Specifications

  • Blade Specs:
  • High-impact ABS plastic
  • Symmetrical/slightly spooned
  • 18"L x 8"W
  • Shaft Specs:
  • Coated high-strength airplane grade aluminum
  • 1 pc. straight all sizes
  • 45 degree feather
  • Right hand control
  • Paddle Weight:
  • 44 oz./2.75 lbs. (220 cm)
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Review Summary

4.6 out of 5

16 Reviews

Pros
  • Build quality: 2
  • Ease of use: 2
  • Great value: 2
  • Lasts forever: 1

Cons
  • no shaft indexing: 1
Durability: 4.7 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5

16 Ratings & Reviews

Cannot be beat for the price
October 04, 2009

I have used a PT paddle for three years and have not been gentle with it. The shaft has more dings and scars than my knuckles but it is still a solid paddle that I can leave at the putin on solo shuttles without being paranoid that someone might steal it.

Great value
May 04, 2010

Wanted an inexpensive ww paddle. This was recommended by experienced ww kayakers. Great value to get started in the sport.

Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
DAPO
45-54 yrs

Good entry paddle.
September 17, 2010

Nice paddle for the money. Solid build, should last a long time. Wish it had some type of indexing on the shaft though.

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: no shaft indexing
ClimberChick

Very Solid
July 22, 2010

Tried this paddle out on The New River. Grip is comfortable. Holds up very well, however, it is heavier than other paddles I've used. Nearly indestructible for beginners.

An excellent choice!
October 26, 2009

My sons gave me a kayak for my 60th birthday and all I needed to get on the water was the paddle (already have a PFD). One of the boys suggested this NRS: PTR Kayak Paddle, and it's a beauty! Indestructible, lightweight, perfect size for me (I'm 6 ft., 193 lbs.), easy to maneuver and handle, and the way that the paddle heads are not perfectly symmetrical, they way they're designed to accommodate a slight twist in motion, means I don't have to twist the grip while paddling. PERFECT!!

great paddle
April 13, 2010

I bought this paddle for my boyfriend who is a beginner paddler. He's only used it once but it seems to be working out nicely. Very study compared to the aluminum shaft paddles.

Almost Bulletproof
July 17, 2008

I have used this paddle now for 6 months on a variety of rivers from Class I to Class III. It has performed well in high water rapids and going through low water/rocky areas. I am very pleased with the strength and durability of the paddle.

Excellent
April 23, 2008

This paddle is lightweight, durable and is an excellent value. Highly recommended for beginning to advanced kayakers.

works for me
August 20, 2010

I'm an amateur kayaker, and this was my first purchase of a paddle, but this one worked out very well for me. It is light enough, and I'm 5'2" and the 220 was a good length.

Excellent paddle for the money
June 11, 2009

Very lightweight which makes it easy for small women and novices to handle.

Awesome, basic paddle!
May 23, 2008

I was suprised at how light and sturdy this paddle is. It is a great paddle for the novice or advanced kayayer who doesn't want to spend a small fortune on a paddle.

good price
November 16, 2006

light and strong blades

Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
chestnutski
from Colorado
45-54 yrs

Solid Paddle.
October 25, 2010

This paddle is being used for my first kayak. ALTREC helped me choose the correct size for the boat width and my height. It is solid and sturdy. It is a bit heavy compared to some > $100 paddles I have held, but for the price, I can overlook the weight.

Pros: Great value

Good
July 28, 2010

A broader blade is helpful for a relatively new paddler

Great beginner paddle
October 10, 2009

Just getting in to kayaking and had to start somewhere it is virtually indestructible light weight paddle

Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 3 / 5
KJVK

Good Paddles for kids...
November 10, 2010

I recently purchased two of these paddles for my 8 and 10 year old sons. I have been happy with the quality and durability of the paddles and they seem to work well for my sons. The only thing that I would say I don't like about them is that they allow more water to come down the shaft onto your legs then previous paddles I have used. But, overall they are a good purchase and my sons seem happy with them.

Pros: Build quality, Ease of use

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