• Tips for Transitioning to a Greenland Paddle

    Tips for Transitioning to a Greenland Paddle

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    Some experienced paddlers may be put off by the thought of starting from scratch with a new style of paddle, but in reality the Greenland paddle is exceptionally easy to learn, for both beginners and veteran paddlers alike.
  • Advantages of the Greenland Paddle

    Advantages of the Greenland Paddle

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    The Greenland paddle is the ultimate master of efficiency. Despite the absence of a wide ‘scooping’ blade, the popular myth that a Greenland paddle has less potential power is just that, a myth. In fact, the surface area available to displace water is similar to the Euro-blade, the key difference being that it is spread along a longer blade.
  • A Little History of Greenland Paddle

    A Little History of Greenland Paddle

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    To the uninitiated, the sight of a kayaker using a Greenland paddle is a strange one. To those only familiar with the more common ‘Euro-blade’ paddles it appears as though the Greenland paddler is using a simple stick, which surely cannot be anywhere near as effective as a normal paddle. How wrong they are.
  • Gearlab Engineer Designs a Device to Test Stress on a Paddle

    Gearlab Engineer Designs a Device to Test Stress on a Paddle

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    In the industry, there is no set standard for testing stress placed on the paddles. By knowing so, Gearlab can utilize these results to better serve the consumer by continuing to test their existing paddles to ensure that they will meet the consumer’s expectations. Concrete understanding of the force that a paddle can withstand will assist Gearlab in developing paddles that will withstand all...
  • Greenland Paddles By Gearlab … Conversation with Founder Chung-Shih Sun

    Greenland Paddles By Gearlab … Conversation with Founder Chung-Shih Sun

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    We spoke with Chung-Shih Sun from the Gearlab offices in Taiwan last week. He combined his love for design with his passion as a paddler to create a state-of-the-art Greenland paddle.
  • An Inside View of Gearlab Paddles

    An Inside View of Gearlab Paddles

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    The very first time we held a Greenland paddle in hand, perfecting it became our mission. The reason we setup Gearlab was to combine our expertise in industrial design and paddling and to continue developing better paddling solutions. As islanders, we truly wish paddling could bring people closer to the water, and to appreciate the ocean like we do.
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