Benjamin Fontenot Greenland Paddles

Shaping and Finish Options

CUSTOM OPTIONS


Each paddle is custom made to the paddler and their needs. Explore all the options for fine tuning the grip and blade tip aesthetics.


WOOD SPECIES

WESTERN RED CEDAR |

PROS | Light weight, rot resistant, good balance of stiffness and flex

CONS | Softwood can dent easily

SWAMP CYPRUS | COMING SOON

PROS | Strong and dense. Rot resistant

CONS | Less flex and heavier than cedar.


SHOULDERS

The transitions between the loom and blades. It’s where you primarily hold the paddle and it’s shape can be made to anchor your grip as much as you like.

NO SHOULDERS

Totally smooth and clean transition with no feel of a shoulder index.

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SOFT SHOULDERS

Comfortable and relaxed feel with a slight shoulder index

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HARD SHOULDERS

Abrupt transition that’s been shaped for a comfortable shoulder index

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BLADE TIP SHAPE

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ROUND

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SEMI ROUND

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SQUARED


FINISHES

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BOILED LINSEED OIL

Standard oil finish

Enhances the existing color by darkening and contrasting the wood grain

Protective and easy to maintain

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SHOU-SUGI-BAN + BOILED LINSEED OIL

An ancient Japanese technique that preserves wood by burning and charring the outside grain

Enhanced grain creates a textured grip and amazing colors

Finished in boiled Linseed oil

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UNFINISHED

Shaped, sanded and ready for a finish


TRADITIONAL STYLED EPOXY PROTECTION

A huge variety of color and glitter options are available. Color pallet coming soon.

BLADE TIPS

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BLADE TIPS AND EDGING

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Pricing layout HERE