For 2019 we are interested in adding a small number of new dealers for our paddles in a few areas. We are particularly interested in having a dealer in Florida and 1 or 2 on the US west coast (California, Oregon, Washington State) as well as in the UK and in Scandinavia.
You can be a dealer via an existing paddlesports store or just as an active, knowledgeable paddler in your area with a passion for the Greenland style paddle. Contact Joe directly by using the "Contact" button in the top menu bar. January is by far the best time for us to work with potential new dealers and get your new paddles built before the 2019 sea kayak season kicks into high gear.
1 piece Greenland Paddles.
We've now handcrafted well over 1500+ of these over the years and shipped them worldwide.
Laminated from 11 strips of wood and hand finished with multiple coats of 100% pure tung oil.
Available in non shouldered, shouldered or soft shouldered.
custom sizing specs can be worked out via email either before or after placing your order.
Now on Sale for $249.00
The "Little Joe"...our Youth sized Greenland Paddles.
Each paddle built from 11 strips of western red cedar and hand finished with multiple coats of tung oil, these paddles are sized between 170 and 180 cm/ 65 to 71 inches and have loom lengths of about 35 to 42 cm/ 14 to 16.5 inches.
Blade widths are roughly 7 to 8 cm/ 2.75" to 3" wide.
Just posted a short video link below, showing some random photos of our paddles as well as our two Shop Managers, Plaid and Sandpaper
We decided to start building a YouTube channel and this helps us kick it off. Hoping to do 2 or 3 videos a month from now on.
Please go to our YouTube page, Like, Comment and Subscribe.
Here is our new XL version of our best selling 2 piece Greenland Paddles.
Our standard loom and ferrule system for 9 years now has been with a 10 inch long carbon fiber ferrule with a 1.25 inch diameter and a somewhat rough finish to the touch.
The new oversized ferrules are 1.5 inches in diameter and are 14 inches in length, allowing for a longer overall paddle of up to 235 cm. The finish on the new ferrules is also far superior to what we were using in the past and we are very excited to be adding this new option. These are especially suited to paddlers with larger hands (size large to XL and up glove size for example and for those wanting an incredibly strong paddle.
We have also upgraded our standard size ferrules as well, going to a 14 inch length with the better finish as well as better thickness tolerances, added strength and reliability.
As I update this in October 2018, this has already ben by far our best year in term of the number of sales for our 2 piece Greenland paddles!
We often get asked the question "What is a Storm Paddle?"or the question "What is the Sliding Stroke"?
So we posted a video below from our YouTube Channel that answers both questions quite well. Check it out, head right on over to our YouTube Channel to check our other videos and please Subscribe to our YouTube Channel, Like and Comment.
A few recently finished paddles.
2 one piece Greenland Paddles
2 Storm Paddles
2 Rolling Stick/ Norsaqs
3 Canoe Paddles
All hand-built by Joe O'Blenis
3 new canoe paddles. Middle paddle is an Ottertail built of ash and western red cedar.
Paddle on the left is a custom order from a customer, a Greenland style blade with a 3.5" width and an overall length of 52". Built of ash and western red cedar.
Paddle on the right has an oversized Greenland inspired blade with a maximum width of 5" and an overall length of 56.5", built from a solid piece of western red cedar.
All paddles finished with multiple coats of pure Tung Oil.