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Paddle engineering
By:Timothy - Toronto, Ontario
Date: 8/24/1998, 9:03 am

Does a greenland paddle need a "shoulder" where the shaft meets the blade, or not? My knowledge of engineering is just about zero, but it seems there would be a concentration of stress where the two meet. Would a shoulder help by strengthening this point, or would a smooth transition from the shaft to the blade do a better job?

Below is a link to an article that provides a detailed drawing of a how a shoulder is made (see Step 4 in the diagram). An equally convincing article says there is no need for a shoulder. Any thoughts?

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Paddle engineering
Timothy - Toronto, Ontario -- 8/24/1998, 9:03 am
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Re: Paddle engineering
Nick Schade -- 8/24/1998, 3:14 pm
Re: Paddle engineering
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