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Re: CamanovFlatblade
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: FBC, I'm curious about your observation that a dihedral paddle is more likely
: to dive on a sweep for a roll than a flatter paddle blade. I currently use
: a Camano 220 unfeathered and have noted that a missed roll is invariably
: due to a diving paddle. Rushing my setup or loss of orientation on the
: loom are the usual dive precursors. OK, I'm considering trying a flat
: blade paddle (Whetstone)- for the lightness. I've been concerned though
: that the flat blade might be more prone to dive on a roll. I have no
: particular reason to expect I would be worse off in this regard, but I
: wonder about it. Can I infer from your comments that, in your experience,
: the opposite is the case? Thanks for any feedback, Carl

Carl,

I agree, a dihedral blade should, if anything, reduce dive. Unless FBC is referring to a sweep during a low brace. Since a low brace uses the back of the blade, a dihedral blade would be more likely to 'catch an edge' and dive during a sweep with the back of the blade. I am a little confused as to why you think Whetstone's are flat? I don't know the whole product line but mine is definitely dihedral.

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