Paddling, Exploring, Building, Living
I was honoured to be commissioned again this year to make a paddle for the Honorary Riverkeeper. This year’s recipient is Claudette Commanda.
With this paddle, I wanted to use only edge tools and leave the hand of the maker that is so often erased in today's production methods.
I dipped back in time to use a historical tool made by the legendary canoe and paddle builder Omar Stringer that was given to me several years ago. I was new to this tool and it took...
Our paddles are incredibly robust and can take quite a beating. But they do require a little care and maintenance. In this video, you'll learn how to take care of your Echopaddle so you'll have it for years of great adventures.
Learn how to...
One of the first questions I get asked about Echo's composite whitewater canoes is "what if it hits a rock and pins?"
I still think we should judge a boat more by how it paddles than by how badly we can damage it, however this is certainly a valid question.
We don't want you stranded at the side of a river somewhere!
This summer we got our answer when we managed to pin our Starlight in a rapid on the Dumoine River (not by choice).
I had confidence in the layup but,...