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!
A Word On Cost:
- Any kayak paddle: $660 = $325 Deposit
- Any single bladed paddle $360 = $175 Deposit
NOTE: Shipping and Veneers are billed for final payment along with the remaining 50%. Paddle construction takes approximately 9 months to complete from the time I receive your deposit.
A Word On My Style
Please note~ the vast majority of the kayak paddles I make are “Trik Style” – centered on the shaft like a canoe paddle. I prefer not to make curved powerface paddles because the curve makes them inherently weaker and heavier. If you are looking for a curved power face I recommend Shadetree Paddles by Jonathan Rugh. I don’t build bent shafts.
Click here for a detailed article about “Trik Style”.
If you need to make a payment:
You can mail me a check at: Jim Snyder, 3567 N. Preston Hwy., Albright, WV 26519
or use the PayPal button below – you must enter the amount of your payment when you are taken to paypal
If You have Special needs or requests we can discuss over the phone: 304-329-3310 anytime before 9 in the evening.