This traditionally shaped ottertail paddle is extremely smooth and quiet for a paddle with such a substantial blade surface. Popular among solo and tandem trippers, as well as day paddlers, the Tripper is a great do-everything paddle for lake country.
Over the years we have made subtle and slight changes to our Tripper until we came to the final shape we use now. This is Badger’s most popular paddle due to its classic traditional look, smooth, quiet fluidity, and a blade size that is preferable to a wide range of paddlers. The blade carries its volume a little higher with a thin tip allowing for a smoother entry in to the water, with plenty of volume once the full blade enters the water in the mid point of your stroke.
Badger’s signature hand shaped transitional ridge (between the shaft and blade) allows for a strong backbone traveling well into the paddle blade. It then gradually tapers into the blade allowing for uniform flex towards the center. The ridge also creates a smooth flow of water around the blade on the surface allowing for a more smooth and fluid stroke.
Available in Cherry and sometimes available in other specialty woods such as Walnut, Ash, Sassafras, Tulipwood…Can be oiled, varnished or given our special combination finish of an oiled shaft and varnished blade, as well as our vibrantly tinted WaterColours™ finish. Personalized laser engraving hand painted designs are also available.
Includes a Badger Paddle Sock for transport and storage.