Skot's Stix specializes in hancrafted custom Greenland, Euro Style, Canoe, or SUP paddles, usually made from reclaimed materials. All paddles are hand carved, then coated with an epoxy/varnish finish, unless another finish is specified. Some of my past work is pictured below. Paddles are typically made to order, however, occasionally I may have some to sell.
Each Greenland paddle includes a FREE fleece paddle sock.
Check out my ETSY store where I sell my paddles and other reclaimed wood products.
Storm Paddles Starting at $100
Shorter paddle usually ususally 72" or less.
Used primarily for backup or for paddling in high winds.
(Shown in black)
Solid Paddles Starting at $120
Solid Western Red Cedar, Redwood, Pine, Poplar.
Laminated Paddles Starting at $140
Vertical or horizontal laminations, typically 3,5,7, or up to 15 layers.
Vertical layers = Stiffer paddle
Horizontal layers = Flexible paddle
Custom Paddles Starting at $160
Have an idea for something different?
Hardwood Tips $20
Fiberglassed tips $15
Carbon fiber tip $25
There are several methods to size a paddle,I recommend the Chuck Hoist method.
Overall length (L). The overall length of the paddle should equal an arm span and the distance from the elbow to the wrist. For a slightly longer paddle, which was preferred by some Greenlanders for cruising, measure an arm span and a cubit (which is the distance from the elbow to the fingertips), or as high as the paddler can reach with the fingers hooked over the end of the paddle.
Thickness of the loom (T). The loom is a rounded rectangle or oval with the long axis perpendicular to the plane of the blades.
I typically, carve this between the rounded rectangle and an oval, measuring about 1 3/8" x 1 1/4". Let me know if you would like something more specific.
Width of the blades (W). Make a wide C with your index finger and thumb. To use the paddle in the extended position, the maximum width of the blades should be no more than you can grasp comfortably between the second joint of the index finger and the web of the thumb.
I typically, will keep this measurement to the width of the material I'm using, but no more than 3.5". Let me know if you would like something more specific.
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