From now, Friday December 13th, until the end of the year, we are offering FREE SHIPPING on our laminated Greenland Paddles to all 10 Canadian Provinces and the lower 48 US States (other areas and overseas, please contact us for subsidized shipping quotes).
Laminated Greenland Paddles...
These are our premium line of paddles, standard build being of 9 individual strips of wood, laminated together and custom shaped. Available as non-shouldered, shouldered and "Soft-Shouldered. Lengths, blade width, loom length is all custom by request.
Built by Joe O'Blenis, current and 2-time World Speed Record holder for circumnavigating Vancouver Island by sea kayak. Joe has over 36 years of paddling experience and has now built well in excess of 1,000 + Greenland Paddles.
Our custom wood paddles are the weapon of choice for pro kayakers such as Helen Wilson, Mark Tozer, James Manke and of course Joe O'Blenis to name just a few.
We use the finest woods available, western red cedar from Vancouver Island, specially selected by our own sawyer and we take pride in each and every custom paddle that we create.
Other select woods are sometimes added in as well for contrast by special request.
Other select woods are sometimes added in for contrast by special request as well.
Feel free to email Joe to go over specifications for YOUR custom built paddle.
FREE SHIPPING now on until the end of the year to all 10 Canadian Provinces and the lower 48 US States!
(Other regions and overseas, contact us for a subsidized shipping quote).
Our Price $285.00
Joe O' Paddles "Box Set"
We are now offering a full "Box Set" of paddles for Greenlandic paddling and rolling. You get your choice of either a shouldered or a non shouldered, laminated Greenland Paddle, a Storm Paddle and an O'Blenis Rolling Stick (Norsaq). All items can be custom sized/ spec'd upon request.
The regular combined price for the set of three paddles would come in at $629.00.
Buy the full set of three now for just $425.00 out the door and receive free shipping to most North American locations (all 10 Provinces and most areas in the lower 48 US states).
The ultimate gift for the Greenland paddling enthusiast!
Rolling Sticks are now available!
Rolling Sticks, similar to Norsaqs but without the actual harpoon launching attachments and features, are now available for sale. Email me for specs and/ or custom orders. Prices are from $40.00 and up. Built of laminated western red cedar and finished with multiple coats of tung oil.
2 Piece, take-a-part Greenland Paddles:
Couple photos of one of my 2 Piece Greenland Paddles. The one below was built up for Helen Wilson of Arcata California and is the one she will be using in the 2010 Greenland Kayaking Championships. Reinforcing carbon fiber/ epoxy is adding to the area of the transition between the carbon fiber ferrules and the wood of the loom to minimize the effects of breakage at the stress riser of the joint itself.
More photos coming over the next few days after I finish up one going out to Canoe & Kayak Magazine next week.
Pricing is $350.00 per paddle plus shipping.NOTE: 2-piece Greenland Paddles, having smaller loom dimensions (thickness and width) in order to fit the round carbon fiber ferrules, are not covered by warranty in event of breakage at or near the loom/ ferrule.
If you are hard on your gear and put a lot of pressure on the paddle for rolling practice, such as pushing up off the bottom, you may want to upgrade and order one with a strip of hardwood laminated down the middle of the paddle for increased strength. Email us for more details.
I build my Greenland Paddles mainly from western red cedar. Paddles are built in both "Shouldered" and "Non Shouldered" styles as well as Storm Paddles. Laminated and paddles built of solid western red cedar are both available, the solid cedar paddles being priced substantially lower due to less labour being required.
In the photo below, the paddle on the left is shouldered and the one on the right is non shouldered, having a more gradual transition from loom to blade. The Shouldered paddles on the other hand will have an obvious "Shoulder" where the blade starts to widen out.
Prices for either style are currently set at $275.00 per paddle in laminated or $240.00 for solid western red cedar.
2 piece take apart paddles are priced at $350.00 for laminated and $315.00 for solid western red cedar plus shipping.
Storm Paddles are also available now for $260.00 for laminated, and for $200.00 in solid western red cedar. Contact me directly for sizing information.