Found a youtube video showing the manufacturing process of Dri-Ki paddles for anyone interested...
I wonder if he'd make paddles out of spruce, basswood or redwood.
boy, are they tough to get ahold of. I've tried all week. Tried through their site, and through ebay...nothing! I'd love to give measurements if I can ever get a paddle! I'm looking to get a 60" beavertail, and a 57" ottertail before the first race of the year (end of March) here in Maine.
There are modern paddlers who think the "animal tail" paddles are horrible but they don't sleep in canvas tents or use pack baskets either!! They don't know what they are missing.