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Peter Patasi Turbo paddles

October 8, 2010

A local craftsman from nearby Smiths Falls Ontario is world renown for making some of the worlds best canoe and kayak paddles.  His name is Peter Patasi and has been in the paddle making game since the ’70s.  I have personally been paddling with his paddles for about 15 years now and have nothing but good things to say about them.

His paddles are the most durable of all paddles.  They are made of carbon fibre with very little epoxy resin because this decreases their strength.  The paddle I have now I’ve been using daily, or more, for the past four years.  I’ve smashed it on rocks, checked it in barely covered on dozens of flights, stepped on it, dropped it, even used it as a shovel.  Not to mention paddling thousands of kilometres with it.

Turbo paddles are used by many of the worlds best paddlers.  They have even won the Olympic Games!  This past year, Turbo paddles took the gold, silver and bronze medals in the mens K1-500m event at the Canoe Kayak World Championships.

Some famous athletes who have used Turbo paddles include:

  1. Renn Chrichlow
  2. Chris Pellini
  3. Angus Mortimer (
  4. Matthew Raymond

Check out this video of his paddles in action!  The winner (Adam Van Koeverden of Canada) won the race.


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