Kids n Cubs have a long reach to the water from a canoe so Badger Paddles' kids' paddle sizes come in 46 length for a more comfortable and positive paddling experience. The Cub blades are approximately 5 at the widest point and 22 from the end of the blade to its neck. Color tints are water-based, non-toxic and fun! Green, Pink, Purple, Orange, Yellow are available. The depth of color will vary due the properties of stain and the natural variations in wood. As with kids - No two are alike!
Specifications**: W 5" x L 22"
Paddle Length: 46"
Wood Type: Poplar, Color Stained and Varnished
**Due to the nature of the handcrafted work, these measurements are approximate and could differ as much as 1/4" or more. The width is taken at the widest part of the paddle blade and the length is the measurement of the blade from its end to its neck.
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This is an absolutely gorgeous paddle. My daughter, age 6, had been badgering (no pun intended) me for her own canoe paddle (as opposed to the hand-me-down paddle she had been using.) This Badger paddle is lovely. It is sleek, light weight, and feels great in her hand. She also commented that she loved the "footprint" branded on the paddle blade.
The only reason I didn't give this five stars is that the paddles are marketed as being different colors -- pink, green, purple, etc... but in reality they are just plain, stained wood no color. That being said, the craftsmanship is great and my daughter didn't care at all that the paddle that wasn't actually purple. (...oh and kudos to Rutabaga who, when they realized the paddles weren't pink or green or purple as marketed by the manufacturer, contacted me right away, pointed out the discrepancy, and asked if they should ship the order or refund my money. Great customer service, Rutabaga. Keep it up!)
Reviewed by: Anne Anthony from San Diego, California.