Adventure Technology Quest Fiberglass Kayak Paddle - Bent Shaft

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Arm yourself with the trusty AT Paddles Quest Glass 2-Piece Paddle before you hit the water. Lighter than ever, this touring paddle has shaved a few ounces since the '11-'12 season and it still offers the same silky smooth pull for paddlers with a relaxed, low-angle paddling style. You'll find a blend of materials in the shaft and the blades, all utilized in various ways to balance weight, performance, and value. Carbon-blend material lends the shaft plenty of strength and a consistent flex, while fiberglass keeps the paddle blades lightweight and resistant to dings should you dip the Quest a little too low and hit the bottom in shallow water. Grip fatigue can quickly turn a fun paddle session upside down, and to combat this the Quest uses a bent shaft design that positions your hands in exactly the right spot on the shaft and helps to reduce torque on your wrists. And rather than locking you into one length or feather angle, this paddle makes it quick and easy to adjust the shaft length and blade feather angle. Even the soft lines of the dihedral blades have a certain smoothness and versatility that you'll appreciate immediately. One of a few touring options in AT Paddle's Advanced line, this is a paddle fit for a day of cruising the ocean shore or hopping inland lake chains.

- Backcountry.com

The bent-shaft Adventure Technology Quest kayak paddle combines the durability of fiberglass with responsive control. Specialized bent shaft provides efficient control, allowing paddler to loosen grip and still achieve the same degree of response. Bent shaft aligns wrist naturally, especially as the paddle blade is planted in the water. Natural wrist alignment reduces the physical stresses associated with straight-shaft paddles. Fiberglass shaft and blades provide excellent durability for years of use. Asymmetrical dihedral blade shape reduces flutter as blade moves through the water. Need a quick feather angle change because of wind or waves? Innovative ferrule system adjusts feather angle on the fly without changing hand position or taking apart shaft. Ferrule system retains feather angle after disassembly and automatically sets paddle at previous angle when you put paddle back together. The bent-shaft Adventure Technology Quest Fiberglass kayak paddle offers 15deg increments of adjustment from 0deg to 60deg, right- or left-hand control. 2-piece design breaks down to ease storage and transport.

- REI