Matt Magolan with Umingmaq Paddle Touring Center in central Wisconsin takes us through the Gram Kajak paddles. These are a Greenland style of paddle made by Lars Gram in Denmark. A avid kayaker himself, Gram found he was finding ordinary paddles to cause back problems and sore joints and set out on a mission to create what he believed to be the perfect kayak paddle. Paddles from Gram Kajak are targeted at those who want to paddle without any sound and with as little fatigue as possible.
These paddles are made in both composite and wood layups and are designed to be a two piece paddle. A cool feature of these paddles is the hexagonal ferrule that takes strain off the button holding the ferrule in place. Umingmaq is the only US dealer of these paddles.
Umingmaq is also a dealer for Tiderace Sea Kayaks, Venture Sea Kayaks, Scott Canoes, Bluewater Canoes, Impex Kayaks and a variety of other paddling accessories brands.