4.6 out of 5
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
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
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
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.
April 23, 2008
This paddle is lightweight, durable and is an excellent value. Highly recommended for beginning to advanced kayakers.
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.
May 04, 2010
Wanted an inexpensive ww paddle. This was recommended by experienced ww kayakers. Great value to get started in the sport.
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
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.
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.
November 16, 2006
light and strong blades
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.
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!!
Excellent paddle for the money
June 11, 2009
Very lightweight which makes it easy for small women and novices to handle.
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.