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NRS PTK Kayak Paddle 45 Degree

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$64.95

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Asymmetrical blade design, indestructible construction. Like the other PT paddles, this whitewater kayak paddle is built using the toughest materials available. The blade design pulls smoothly through the water without excessive flutter, and the shaft is indexed for easy control. Available with 45-degree feather and right-hand control only.

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Blade Material: High-density ABS and fiberglass
Blade Size: 18 cm W x 43 cm L  (7.25" W x 17" L)
Blade Shape: Asymmetrical
Shaft Material: Coated high-strength airplane grade aluminum
Shaft Shape: Straight
Feather: 45 degree
Breakdown: No
Control: Right hand
Paddle Weight: 220  is 42 oz  (1191 g)
Application:
  • Whitewater - river running
  • Whitewater/Touring - crossover
Features:
  • Mid-size blade design pulls smoothly through the water without excessive flutter, and the shaft is indexed for easy control
Whitewater Paddler Height Paddle Length (cm)
5'0"-5'8" 197-200
Over 5'6" 200-205
Inflatable/Touring Paddler Height Paddle Length (cm)
5'0"-5'8" 210-220
Over 5'6" 230-240
Stand Up Paddling Surfing Touring
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  • NRS PTK Kayak Paddle 45 Degree

    Q:

    I am new to whitewater paddling and i am on a paddle budget would the ptk paddle or ptr paddle be a better choice?
    Asked on 1/1/2014 by Ka$EY from Pickens, SC

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The PTK would be best for river running whitewater in my opinion.

      Answered on 1/10/2014 by wet chicken from Kentucky
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The shape of the PTK blade is a more efficient one for most types of whitewater paddling.

      Answered on 1/2/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The PTK paddle for me has incredible durability at a very reasonable cost.
      The angle of the blade is very efficient in transmitting power to every
      stroke. Buy a shorter version for whitewater or a longer length for
      cruising. You cannot beat the deal NRS has. Buy it, you will not be
      disappointed.

      Answered on 1/1/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS PTK Kayak Paddle 45 Degree

    Q:

    Hi I would like to know how you could buy, for me to send it to BAÑOS-TUNGURAHUA-ECUADOR
    Asked on 1/25/2013 by jonny diablito from Baños-Tungurahua-Ecuador

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I have passed your inquiry to our International Team. They will contact you soon. You can always contact them at www.inter@nrsweb.com.

      Answered on 1/27/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS PTK Kayak Paddle 45 Degree

    Q:

    My 12 year old son has a Tomcat LV IK. Will this be a good paddle for him? Also,he is around 4ft. 10 in. what size paddle would he need?
    Thank you,
    Kari
    Asked on 11/11/2012 by Kari from McCall, ID

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      For a recreational paddle or whitewater paddle I would recommend the
      Northwest River supply (google NRS) and buy a PTK in 198cm size. I
      bought one and am very pleased with it.It is low cost and is very
      durable.
      Happy Paddling!
      Lee Wilder

      Answered on 11/13/2012 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      This is a great entry level paddle. The 210 cm would be a good length for him.

      Answered on 11/12/2012 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      While I am no expert on paddles especially in relation to IKs, I bought this paddle severeal years ago to use with a whitewater hardshell kayak. I was at beginner level at the time and have since moved up and upgraded all of my equipement except for the paddle (due to the cost of better paddles). I've been very impressed with this paddle's performance and durability since it has seen anything from flatwater to class IV and has been drug over many rocks and slides. It's relatively light and for the price is a pretty good buy. I would think this would suffice for a 12 year old in an IK. I am 5'10" and use the 197, which is just a tad too long for my preferences Being that the inflatable boat is wider I would think he would need the 200cm, but then again I am no expert. I would suggest finding that length paddle for him to borrow and see if he needs it to be longer or shorter. Otherwise, if you don't want to spend a couple hundred dollars on a paddle, I would recommend the PTK.
      Kevin
      - Original Message ----------

      Answered on 11/11/2012 by wet chicken from Kentucky
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It would probably be a good choice. These paddles are pretty
      indestructible. Also, a twelve year old isn't going to notice the
      difference between this one and one that's four times the cost. I would go
      with the 210 cm size, or if you think he's gonna grow a lot soon then the
      220 cm.

      Answered on 11/11/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi Kari. We have an Aire tandem ducky that we use two of these paddles for. I am 5'2 and the paddle is perfect for me but I think the length of the paddle is more dependent on the width of the raft. The paddle is very light weight and the perfect length to paddle our ducky.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 11/11/2012 by Anonymous
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NRS PTK Kayak Paddle 45 Degree
 
3.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Comfortable shaft (4)
  • Good control (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      3.0

      A Good Buy!

      By Chuck

      from Hillsboro, Or.

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Shaft
      • Good Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Advanced Paddling Techniques
        • Day Trips

        Comments about PTK Kayak Paddle 45 Degree:

        I normally an open canoe, but when the river is tougher than my OC-1 skills I paddle a I-K and I was using a brake down that was very heavy. This paddle is much lighter and in a price range that was willing to spend for occasional use.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Paddle for the money

        By cheap customer

        from Kentucky

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Good price
        • Tough

        Cons

        • Blades Riveted On
        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Leisure
        • River Running

        Comments about NRS PTK Kayak Paddle 45 Degree:

        I've had this paddle for about five years. Even though I mainly paddle late April to late September, it has seen an abundance of use from the lake to class III+. Even though it is severely scratched there is no breaks. However, as a con, the blades are riveted on and one of them is starting to loosen. I know it COULDN'T be from it smasshing against rocks because kayakers don't do that sort of thing. I've now saved my "allowance money" and am upgrading, but would recommend this paddle, especially to someone on a budget.

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        3.0

        Good paddle, flimsy blade.

        By rafter

        from Richland WA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Shaft
        • Good Control
        • Minimizes Fatigue

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

          Comments about NRS PTK Kayak Paddle 45 Degree:

          This is the second year I have been using this paddle for white water and I have been happy with it. Unfortunately, on one rafting trip, down the Rogue River, my friend and I both ended up breaking this paddle.

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          • No
           
          4.0

          Good bang for hte buck

          By RaftOR

          from Portland, Oregon

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Affordable and Durable

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

            Comments about PTK Kayak Paddle 45 Degree:

            As with most NRS products it is a good durable paddle, it is appropriatly priced and will last a while. No complaints

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good Paddle for the money

            By Captain Bill

            from Colorado

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good choice in lenghth
            • Good Value

            Cons

            • Blade is a little small

            Best Uses

            • Inflatable Kayak

            Comments about PTK Kayak Paddle 45°:

            I use this with my inflatable kayak. The longer shaft length makes this a good paddle for IK's. The blade seems slightly smaller than I like but the weight and overall quality of the paddle is good.

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