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Author Topic: Tooksoks (or Toxic Paddle)  (Read 3201 times)

Eric J.

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Tooksoks (or Toxic Paddle)
« on: September 21, 2007, 01:20:47 PM »

The worst piece of gear I ever used was a Tooksok. I bought it thinking it would be the perfect melding of a Euro paddle and a stick (it is also the preferred paddle of legendary Derek Hutchinson). Like most hybrids it was really the worst of both worlds. It was heavier and less graceful than a stick and lacked the raw power of a Euro paddle.
The only good thing it did was convince me to completely switch to a stick.


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Re: Tooksoks (or Toxic Paddle)
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2007, 02:49:00 PM »

Stick boy, I have something in my tooth

Tom Walek

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Re: Tooksoks (or Toxic Paddle)
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2008, 11:49:03 AM »

I have used the Tooksook for years. I like it a great deal. It need to be used with a more vertical stroke with torso rotation. I use a 230 cm and the blades are submerged about an inch at the middle of the stroke. I allow it to drift out like a wing. I can generate as much power as a euro paddle and find it is easier to handle in high winds.
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