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Gillis Lightweight Bent Shaft Paddle


Gillis Lightweight Bent Shaft Paddle

*This item can only be shipped UPS Ground Service due to its large size. Your entire order will ship via this service.

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Gillis Lightweight Bent Shaft Paddle is available to buy in increments of 1

The Gillis paddle was developed at the behest of Rutabaga's "Chief Paddling Evangelist" Darren Bush. He wanted to shave the modern blade shape of our popular Gunflint paddle down just a bit to offer an extremely well-balanced paddle that can walk the line between power and all-day paddling endurance.

  • A squared off blade that offers its full width even in shallow water, and an overall blade size that doesn't require as much strain to get a full stroke through the water.
  • The Gilis is normally delivered with the grip unfinished. Because of this you can finish the grip how you prefer; we recommend an oil finish, as it's extremely smooth, comfortable even after a full day of paddling, and it is simple and easy to maintain.
  • A 12° Bent-Shaft option offers maximum power and bite to propel your canoe even in strong headwinds and rapid currents.
  • With the lightweight option, the thinner blade is backed with carbon fiber, and the shaft thinned relative to the standard model, making an extremely comfortable, lightweight paddle that still feels like a feather even after hours of paddling. Because of the reduced weight, this paddle should only be touching air or water; no shoving off rocks with this option.

Materials: Western Red Cedar, Aspen & Carbon Fiber

Ultra Light Guaranteed Weights: 48" < 14.5oz. | 50" < 15oz. | 52" < 15.5oz. | 54" <16oz.

Blade Material: Wood backed with carbon fiber

Shaft: thinner than standard model   

Blade Length (Tip to Throat): 17"

Blade Width (Widest Point): 7.5"