Note from Jim
My orders have gotten to the point where I'm not comfortable with the lead time of over a year to complete orders. So I'm taking a sabbatical from taking new orders from anyone until 2022. I'll make an announcement when I can take new orders- when the time comes. I really appreciate your patronage but I'd rather have the wait time for a paddle down to under 2 months.
So as of now- I'm not taking new orders until further notice- even from old friends. Sorry for any inconvenience this creates. I still have about 10 year's worth of wood- so don't worry about me going out of business! Also- I'll continue to make squirt boat sprayskirts and repair mine and Keith Backlund's paddles. So I'm still FUNctioning- just not taking new orders. Stay Playful!
Each one is individually designed and handcrafted of select hardwoods by Jim Snyder to suit your paddling style and needs (you may have even heard them referred to as ‘Jimistyx’). Jim has been making paddles for more than 40 years.
A bit About Jim
Jim is a world famous kayak designer and paddle maker. He’s been doing both for decades and is credited with helping the sport evolve into the cubic state it is in today. He was one of the pioneers of squirtboating and was the first person to cartwheel a kayak on flatwater in 1981. Jim began his whitewater career as a raft guide and lives like a squire in northern West Virginia. He was inducted into the International Whitewater Hall of Fame years ago but claims he only needs rocks and water to keep himself happy.
Prices and Shipping
- Any kayak paddle: $660 = $325 Deposit
- Any single bladed paddle $360 = $175 Deposit
About a week before your paddle is done I will contact you and you can send the balance due and shipping charges.
SHIPPING COSTS (US Priority):
- West of the Mississippi: Kayak paddle $40/Canoe/raft paddle $35
- East of the Mississippi: Kayak paddle $35/Canoe/raft paddle $30