Gearlab Outdoors Awarded “Best High Performance Paddles of 2021”
PaddleTV Buyer’s Guide
By Gearlab Outdoors
We are excited to announce Gearlab’s Kalleq has been awarded PaddleTV’s “Best High Performance Paddle of 2021”. We truly appreciate PaddleTV and Ken Whiting’s well regarded recognition, it is definitely a world first for Greenland style paddling and her communities worldwide.
Produced by Heliconia, PaddleTV is one of the most popular paddling focused Youtube channels in the world. The PaddleTV Buyer’s Guide is designed to help consumers make informed and authentic buying decisions. Hosted by Ken Whiting, one of the most recognized names in the paddlesport industry. A former world champion, instructor and author of multiple paddling technique books. Ken brings fun, and unbiased advice to paddlers worldwide.
Here at Gearlab Outdoors, we appreciate the acknowledgement and are committed to design and produce the highest quality performance paddles & accessories to match this recognition.
What are the benefits of Gearlab paddles compared to Euro-blades?
A Greenland style paddle resembles a stick, which gradually flattens and widens toward the blade ends. This ancient style paddle served the Aleut and Inuit kayakers well for more than a thousand years. Gearlab has enhanced these traditional wood-carved paddles with precise engineering and high tech carbon fiber composite materials to create an unparalleled paddling experience.
The long, slim shape of Greenland paddle blades require less force to pull/push through the water and are less resistant to wind. This leads to greater efficiency and a faster cadence, and allows paddlers to travel further while expending less energy.
The shape of Greenland blades offer greater control in the water because they are perfectly symmetrical and may be used for a variety of paddle strokes with ease, including the forward, backward and sweep strokes. The even distribution and reduction of force on the paddle allows for a low, quick cadence that is easier on paddler’s joints and muscles. A proper stroke with any Greenland paddle capitalizes on core strength without straining arms and shoulders.
Gearlab’s Greenland style paddles are especially adept at bracing and rolling because of the symmetry and buoyancy of the blades. Gearlab’s paddles require little maintenance compared to wooden Greenland paddles.
Gearlab produces several models of Greenland style paddles best suited to different water conditions and paddling goals. Gearlab paddles also are available in multiple sizes to fit most paddlers and ensure an efficient paddling experience.