I'd like to thank all my patrons throughout the years for making my dream possible. I've come to the time when I have enough orders to get me to retirement so I am not longer accepting any paddle orders.
Designed With Passion
Nothing slips through the water more smoothly, or has the durability of a wood paddle. They fill your hands with a solid warmth and a silky feel. When taken care of properly they can last for decades. And, they are so gorgeous your friends are sure to be jealous!
Made With Love
What’s this “TRIK STYLE” blade shape all about and why do I feel it is the best configuration I make? Trik style means the blade is centered on the shaft- like a canoe paddle. It means the paddle will do equally powerful forward and backward strokes.
You Are the Boss!
they are custom! They are all about you and your mission. The look, the feel, the size, the feather ~ a RivrStyk could be your dream paddle made special for you.
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.
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.
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.