Thanks you all!
I've sent the suggestions on to Doug.
John, do you have any references on the net to your luthier
work? There is a rich history of woodworking around the Boston
area (MFA, North Bennett St School), wondering if you have any
My local paddling shop would like to add a couple of commercial Greenland paddles to their inventory. I know nothing about commercial paddles, but I'm sure that there is a wealth of experience and strong opinions among QUSA people.
He'd like to start with a paddle each from two different companies. He also expressed interest in carbon fiber and in a take-apart version (despite my trying to talk him out of the latter).
Doug Gray, the shop owner, lent my my first Greenland paddle some 20 years ago. It was the first step in the quest to learn Greenland technique that was assigned to me by Bart Hauthaway. The shop is now celebrating its 35th year in business.
Ideas are most welcome. Retail experience, even more so.
Thanks in advance!
-- Dan Segal