Took the Yawfin out for its first spin last week and was impressed by what I felt. I knew it would probably work good but I didn’t realize how awesome it was. Once I figured out my hand placement and got a shorter grip it really shined. It seemed to clean up my stroke and helped with my release. At first it would hang up on my release. But proper hand placement is the key. If I held it in the sweet spot my stroke was crisp and dead on steady. The more time with it made the paddle feel like it was gripping the water held true to the stroke and had a clean release. Can’t wait to get more time with it on the water. I am certain it will make me a better paddler and keep me tracking straighter.
Although you don’t see them, all three of these paddles have sails in them. These are the ultimate paddles. Not only do they have sails inside them, they have the new Yawfin on the blade.
The Yawfin makes paddling for the average person more enjoyable by taking out the yaw, which means, the fatigue caused by having to try to control the blade with each stroke is gone. The Yawfin allowed the three of us to paddle much farther than we had anticipated, because with the Yawfin, the paddle glides through the water like a warm knife through butter. The resistance is almost nonexistent. The paddle tracks better. And as Erik, one of our Beta Testers puts it, “…it felt to me a build of “energy” through the power phase [of the stroke].”