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    GRB Newman Design

    I'd like to recognize Gene Newman and his company. I just bought one of his six degree bent shaft paddles and I'm very happy with the paddle and the customer service.
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    #2
    I've been using GRB paddles, and their custom woodstrip voyageur and other race canoes since 2007. Brothers John and Gene Newman are great long time supporters of the canoe race community. I have their paddles in one inch increments from 48-53 inches, some are duplicated. When I cracked a blade in half during a race by wedging it between rocks they replaced it, no problem. Always carry a spare for such instances.
    Last edited by yknpdlr; 07-26-2019, 10:14 PM.
    "She's all my fancy painted her, she's lovely, she is light. She waltzes on the waves by day and rests with me at night." - Nessmuk, Forest and Stream, July 21, 1880 [of the Wood Drake Canoe built for him by Rushton]

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      #3
      I bought my first GRB paddle several weeks ago, and so far I love it. Weight, balance and general feel are spot on. I have the 12 degree, 50 inches. Great to buy something from a real company/person, as opposed to the 'ships from and sold by da maschine'.

      I bought the paddle as a companion to my Zav Z Medium, which I've had for 10 years and is a bit beat up. They are competing for the starting job. The Zav may have to be content with shallow water work.

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        #4
        My GRB is my most used paddle, used it for several years of open canoe downriver whitewater racing, tough as nails and very light. My ZRE's are a bit lighter but not as durable. Even when using the ZRE the GRB is always in the boat.

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