KEEPING THE TRADITION ALIVE
The Greenland Paddle Company (GPc) is dedicated to the manufacture of high quality and affordable Greenland style kayak paddles. GPc founder, John Davis, has experienced first-hand the beauty, simplicity, and effectiveness of the Greenland paddle. He was first introduced to it by his kayak instructor and was amazed at how it felt "just right". The long hours he has spent paddling the waterways of Maryland are no longer followed by days of pain and discomfort.
The Greenland paddle (GP) has seen a dramatic increase in popularity in recent years due to their efficiency over long distances or in windy conditions. The native Inuits, the inventors of the Greenland paddle, resided in the Arctic regions of Canada, Denmark (Greenland), Russia (Siberia), and The United States (Alaska). These indigenous peoples needed a paddle that would enable them to endure long sea hunting expeditions.
The GP style paddle differs from the more common European bladed paddle by incorporating a narrower and longer blade. The blade is less than four inches wide and tapers to a shaft or "loom" whose length is about the width of the kayakers' shoulders. This paddle shape reduces the stress on hands, elbows, and shoulders while giving smooth and controllable power to the kayaker. The Greenland paddle feels very natural and intuitive. Advanced paddlers love the variety of extended paddle positions possible with this thousand-year-old Inuit design.
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