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    Default Ainsworth C100 split paddle.

    Okay, I know this paddle isn't everyone's cup of tea (talk of floatiness, lack of feel etc etc), but I wanted a split paddle at a
    reasonable price to replace the plank I usually carry as a spare.

    A phone call to Ainsworth to inquire about the cost of a split kit led, in a very short time, to me buying a heavily discounted C100 split with a carbon shaft (the very nice chap on the phone decided that as it had been to a couple of trade shows it was therefore second hand and worthy of a discount ).



    The paddle is split just above the blade with a locking clamp holding the two parts together. The shaft is carbon as the precise fit is easier to achieve in this material.



    I've yet to get it wet, and will report further when I have. Aside from the paddle, what impressed me greatly was the response and assistance from Ainsworth.
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    I like that.....fairplay to ainsworth!...Any idea what the normal retail price is?
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    I've had good dealings with Ainsworth too. I have a split NC100 as a OC1 spare which got me out of trouble when I broke the main paddle on a recent trip. I can't recall the cost of the split NC100 but it was pretty reasonable.

    I also bought their split fitting to convert an older sea blade and the fitting was about 25 quid if I recall and easy to fit, even easier after some friendly advice over the phone.

    I gather the shop is quite intersting too, some sort of Star Wars connection?

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    I think the split on the carbon shaft retails at about 100? Give them a ring if you're interested - I found them nothing but helpful.
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    thanks gents!
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    Quote Originally Posted by elveys View Post
    I gather the shop is quite intersting too, some sort of Star Wars connection?
    http://originalstormtrooper.com/ Same chap. He took on and beat George Lucas. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12910683

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    Well Chris, I think you need a new helmet to match

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davy 90 View Post
    Well Chris, I think you need a new helmet to match

    Definitely!

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    Surely a better option....



    .... and back to work!

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    Ade - you have too much spare time.
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    He does. I, on the other hand, had merely to take a photo of you using the force before using your proton torpedoes. Hang in there R2.



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    Excellent! I look forward to the comments at the next meet .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    He does. I, on the other hand, had merely to take a photo of you using the force before using your proton torpedoes. Hang in there R2.


    Love that, made I laugh!

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    You can borrow my helmet mate


    as for the paddle I wouldn't worry much about it too much for elegance as anything is better than having to walk off the river! I've broken a Tgrip off before and was overjoyed to be paddling my rather floaty C100 split down the river!
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    I want to see you wearing that on the Tees.
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    Ha! Maybe a little OTT for the eyes but why not!
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