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Sawyer Paddles and Oars new artisan oars. Rapid Media Staff

New artisan oars and whitewater canoe paddle are showcased at Paddlesports Retailer

Sales rep Zac Kauffman was excited to show off Sawyer Paddles and Oars' beautiful Artisan Series Squaretop oar at Paddlesports Retailer in Oklahoma City. The Artisan oar takes Sawyer's very popular Square Top model with carbon fiber X-weave and features fish prints by American artists glassed into the shafts. Each Artisan oar is a functional piece of art. Kauffman says the most popular models are the steelhead and brown trout prints, which will be retired soon on these limited editions to make way for new designs. 

The Artisan Series is available in lengths of 8.5 to 10 feet, and in three three blades options. 

Kauffman also showed off the new Side Canyon, a whitewater paddle for whitewater canoeing and rafting. Its oval Wstern red cedar shaft has excellent flex and feel, while the large blade harnesses the power of the river, says Kauffman. 

The blade is reinforced with fiberglass and carbon fiber for extra strength. Full perimeter Dynel Tough Edge and Pro Tip rounds out this wood paddle.

Available in length of 54 to 68 inches. Average paddle weight is 28 ounces, and price is $180.


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