Telescoping Paddle, 20"- 42"


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  • Rugged, aluminum construction
  • Extends from 19 to 45 in
  • High-impact, plastic paddle
  • Paddle screws off for stowing
  • 20 - 45 inch long, for low profile boats and PWCs


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20 - 45 inch long, for low profile boats and PWCs.

Product details
  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
  • Product Dimensions : 18 x 7 x 2 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Item model number : P-1
  • Department : Unisex-adult
  • Date First Available : March 22, 2007
  • Manufacturer : Kwik Tek
  • ASIN : B000OF925K
  • Best Sellers Rank: #253,866 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
    • #28 in Canoe Paddles

Used paddle once in Florida. Got it back out this Summer for use but the top part would not loosen or telescope. Tried as I might it was locked in place. I hope someone contacts me for a refund so I can remove this review of my wasted money.

I bought this paddle 2 months ago for my boat and stowed it for use in case of emergency. I should have tried it out first. When I went to use it for the first time yesterday the extension mechanism was jammed and the collar broke. When I extended the handle, pieces of the plastic used to lock the extension were broken inside the paddle. Obviously cheaply made plastic parts where used where stronger material was needed. I found this out 30 days too late as the warranty had expired.

I bought this paddle as part of the emergency kit for one of my jet skis, it has a very small footprint and fits well in the onboard storage compartment. As luck would have it I had to use it recently after my jet ski died out on the lake. The main issue I had was once extended it felt flimsy and wanted to separate at the joints, it was also quite difficult to get it to go back to its collapsed length. A great idea that could have been better executed with quality parts/materials.

These are OK for what they are: Lightweight, collapsible, transportable, easy to use, etc.

Like others have mentioned, do not extend fully at the middle point: Leave an overlap with the aluminum tubes, or else you will break these in half. I noticed mine cracking when I was using hard strokes, and I simply adjusted it so there was a couple-inch overlap, and there have been no issues since!

See my pictures of the  Sevylor Tahiti Fishing/Hunting Inflatable Kayak  to see how nicely these paddle pack up with the rest of the kit!

4 stars because they are good for the price, but could use improvement.

If you are buying these for an inflatable kayak, I would strongly recommend you stick with a double ended kayak paddle.

I guess you get what you pay for... Seemed like a good deal, however the plastic ring that locks the extension in place broke in half the second time I used it on our daysailer, which rendered it useless. I bought a full length wooden paddle for $10 more instead, which has performed flawlessly. I guess the bright orange color might come in handy to flag down other boats to give you a tow :)

Have used this paddle several time and it has worked well. Tightens securely at different heights/lengths and stayed positioned where I set it, until I loosen it. Worked great, won't hesitate to buy another one.

Bought for use in a PWC. Haven't had to use it yet, thankfully. But this one collapses down to a small length (20") and extends to 45". Construction seems OK. Fits in the compartment I needed it to fit in. Similar paddles are available at W-Mart for less money.

Liked the price and the fact that they collapsed, but worthless when I needed them most

As I ventured into the great unknown, my canoe leaking from one end I reached for my (un)trusty "Kwik Tek P-1 Telescoping Paddle" in brilliant search and rescue orange (how fitting).

I dipped my paddle into the water impressed by the flexibility of the metal shaft. As the canoe glided into the lake disaster struck on the third stroke (which is what I had when I realized my dire situation). The handle in my hands and the broken paddle floating uselessly behind as my canoe drifted away. Now as any seasoned city adventurer would do clearly there are sea monsters in the lake and god forbid lake weed that might try to strangle my ankles so I was trapped in the canoe with a broken paddle.

I'm not sure I'll ever be able to canoe again.

Two stars because at least you can wave your bright orange paddle at shore in hopes of rescue. Best purchased with Wilson Volleyballs for company when you inevitably become stranded.

I bought this for my 2 year old to play with whilst in the Canadian Canoe with us, to keep her involved and stop her getting bored.
I thought it could also act as the spare paddle if we ever needed one.
It's ideal for both, if a bit small for a fully grown adult. But it seems sturdy enough.
Job done.

Excellent seller definitely recommend :)))))

Very well made execution of a clever design.

My first one went missing upon delivery and Amazon made good with sending a replacement. I got this as an emergency back up for my PWC. It is compact and expands easily if I should need it. Haven't had to use it and in a worse case scenario it can make a good distress signal because if you're paddling your PWC, you're in distress.