I just got my carbon two piece GEARLAB AUKANECK paddle delivered and I can't wait to get out and use it. It looks like it is much higher quality that the previous GL paddles I have seen, and the model I got is 4.25" wide on the blades and 82.5" long with a 20" loom on it. The takedown button is nicely finished and the fit seems quite tight with no wiggle. This particular model is designed for "rough water and surfing" - hence the additional "bite". If anyone wants to try it next time out - it will be my "deck spare" so you are welcome to try it.
As most of you know, I typically go for an Aleutian paddle over a Greenland paddle (due to bite) but this one could be the exception.
The Connyak BBS