02/11/2015 at 10:51 am #842
Does anyone have any experience with the Werner Desperado paddle? It gets good reviews for the price. I think I may get it next paycheck unless someone tells me otherwise.
02/16/2015 at 9:35 am #865Sheldon DaleParticipant
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I have an old Desperado that I keep for a backup, but I switched to the Powerhouse. To me the Powerhouse just seems to have better “purchase” on the water than the Desperado, especially when rolling. I assume it’s because the Powerhouse has a stiffer blade. I’ve heard other people say they don’t think there is much difference between the two, but if I had to buy a new paddle, I’d hold out for one with a fiberglass blade (like the Powerhouse.)
I don’t have any experience with the more expensive foam core paddles, but I know a lot of good paddlers like them.
02/16/2015 at 1:41 pm #868
Well I appreciate your input and replying but you’re a day late unfortunately. I ordered one yesterday since I sold my other boat. Got it for $143 from austinkayak. I realize its not the best but a huge step from what I had.
02/22/2015 at 11:22 pm #900Shawn RackleyParticipant
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my girlfriend and i both have a desperado paddle. i have been using mine for several months. for the price you cant beat it. i think u will be pleased
02/23/2015 at 6:52 am #901
Cool good to hear. I got to use mine in a pool rolling last week and it helped my roll big time. I can now do a left and right handed roll
02/27/2015 at 2:44 pm #960jerry schafrothParticipant
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It is good to have a roll on both sides
You are lucky that you were able to roll practice in a pool.
Can I ask where?
Is it a pool that would be open to others?
I am jealous, I would love to have a warm pool to practice in.
Currently, my roll practice is called rolling out of bed and landing on my feet,
(as apposed to going “thud” or landing on my head)
02/27/2015 at 8:32 pm #968
JohnT and I, plus a few others have been goin to the Semo aquatic center the last 3 weeks. Its wonderfully warm. Hes the leader so I guess ask him?
03/04/2015 at 5:32 pm #996CJW4DParticipant
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I rock the Desperado; The first, and only paddle I have used since getting into boating. Slapped some airbrush on it for some bright color and the damn thing just keeps coming back for more…
I have yet to find it in me to pay the asking price for the nicer carbon / fiberglass blades on an item that is likely to be lost at some point. (especially with my habitual ritualistic swimming routine)
It’ll treat you well!
03/04/2015 at 6:50 pm #999
Man thats good to hear Chris. I cant wait to try it out down the Saint hopefully next week.
03/23/2015 at 11:32 am #1271
So far so good with this paddle. I’ve been down the river 3 times now and I love it. I don’t have experience with other paddles but I’d say its def worth the money.
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