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    Default Anti-Drip Double Blade Paddle

    Has anyone every used a double blade paddle like this? The notches are supposed to prevent drips:

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    No, never seen that before. Wonder if it works?

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    I like that idea.

    It uses the properties of water and gravity to solve the problem of water flowing down the shaft. So much neater than the rubber rings one usually sees around the shaft.

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    The paddle I used with my sit on top had two little notches, one on each blade.
    not the same as Pierre's notches obviously;


    but apparently designed to stop drips too.

    I've no idea how much difference the notches made in comparison to other paddles but I always got soaked from drips.

    I like the look of those wooden paddles

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancid badger View Post

    but I always got soaked from drips.

    Steve
    I think the problem with your paddle comes from where the shaft enters the blade and the tapered ridge that this creates thus preventing some of the water reaching the lower edge of the blade and the drip notch. The natural end destination of this water that runs along the ridge is the point where the black bit meets the grey bit and I bet that is where the drips form or the water runs down the shaft.

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