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This lightweight touring paddle is ideal for paddlers who prefer a more relaxed stroke style and posture, but want the ability to paddle aggressively when needed, and without any flutter.
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.
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