Welcome to NorthPoint Paddles!

Welcome to NorthPoint Paddles!
- Putting the Beauty of Wood in the Hands of Kayakers & Canoeists -

NorthPoint Paddles is a family-run business in the Pacific Northwest with a passion for kayakers & canoeists everywhere to experience the special benefits of paddling with a Greenland-style paddle. The blade design allows for less stress on your shoulders & elbows without sacrificing speed. Everyone, beginners & experts alike, appreciates being able to paddle longer with less fatigue. We believe whether you are paddling out on a lake, going down an easy flowing river or creek, heading out on a sea kayaking adventure or trying out your kayak roll, you will appreciate paddling with a Greenland paddle. Check out Our Paddles!

4/13/2015

Why Should You Consider a Greenland Paddle Made by NorthPoint Paddles? Part 2


Greenland Paddles by NorthPoint PaddlesSURPRISINGLY LIGHTWEIGHT
Often times when our customers pick up one of our paddles, they can be heard saying, “Wow, it’s so light!” And then comes the question, “Is it hollow?” And the answer is…“No.” Despite our using solid laminations through and through, our paddles are surprisingly lightweight. We make every effort to buy the lightest Western Red Cedar and hardwoods, without compromising the strength of the paddle. Our choosing to use Western Red Cedar as the predominant wood for our paddles is due to its strength ratio to weight. The end result...an average paddle weight of 26-34 ozs, depending on the combination of wood used.

CONSTRUCTED FOR STRENGTH
Wood is wood, and any paddle can break (that’s why it is always a good idea to carry a spare paddle!) - but when a paddle is laminated it does help make the paddle stronger. It is the same concept that is behind the making of glu-lam beams (can you tell I’m in construction?). Every NorthPoint Paddle starts with at least 5 laminated layers running the full length of the paddle, through the loom section – and then additional laminated layers are added as per the model design – providing strength with just enough flex.
Logan Hybrid
Logan Hybrid

Are you a more aggressive paddler? Then, our Logan Hybrid is for you! To this model, we have added a thin strip of carbon fiber down the center of the entire length of the paddle – for added strength, without adding weight or jeopardizing the flex of the paddle.