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2 years ago 2021
Excellent customer service on four separate occasions! Jeff has exceeded my expectations on four different occasions. I have purchased an Ares OC1 from him, then a paddle, later I purchased some accessories (leash, straps etc.), and most recently a Vega Surfski. On this most recent purchase he made a special effort to call me and set up delivery very close to my home. This delivery saved me a few hundred dollars in gas and many hours of driving. I could not be more impressed. If you are in the market for an outrigger canoe or Surfski give Jeff a call.

a year ago 2022
Jeff is very accommodating and helpful. When he didn't have a particular boat in stock for me to try, he arranged for me to meet someone else who did have the boat. Once I ordered a boat, Jeff picked up the boat and delivered it to a spot near my home so that I didn't have to pay delivery fees. He also answered questions promptly. It was a pleasure to work with him.
Jeff is an incredibly present, quick to respond, affable, wise, knowledgeable source of information regarding paddle sports and the crafts and techniques applicable to their use! I purchased a touring kayak from him, which he delivered to me “way down South;” after answering my plethora of questions, etc.! Will be my future go-to guy for kayaking and kayaks! Chilly Billy ❤️😃

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Tim Traynor
Mar 16, 2020
The services provided by Jeff are excellent, prompt and accommodating whether it is boat demos or sales. Highly recommended!
Paddle Dynamics (owner)
Mar 16, 2020
Tim, I really appreciate you supporting Paddle Dynamics and taking the time to write a review, I hope you have an awesome 2020 paddling season!


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jonathan dickerson
48 weeks ago
I’ve honestly never experienced anything close to the level of outstanding service I got here. Jeff is a walking encyclopedia of all things paddle-related. He’s patient with your questions, thorough with his answers, and just incredibly nice. After talking with him you end up feeling really confident with your purchase because he helps steer you towards something he’s certain you’ll be happy with. And your purchase is really just the beginning. From that point on everything is hands on with his in-person delivery, setup, demo… I can’t think of any company that can offer what he does or any person that works as hard to make another person happy. It’s amazing.
Juan, thanks so much for the nice review, I really appreciate you.

Piero Suman
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:13:47 AM
To: Jeff Schnelle <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: Epic wing paddle

Hi Jeff,

Here my review:

I normally don’t write reviews but after my experience with Paddle Dynamics I really wanted to give credit to Jeff for the outstanding customer care. I was on the market for an Epic wing paddle. Jeff answered practically immediately my email. He was very professional and detailed recommending the proper size of paddle for my level of experience and body type. I know how important is to get gear correctly sized to enjoy your time on the water and avoid injuries.

I ordered the paddle the same day and two days later the box with my new wing paddle was in front of my door! This is top online store service!!




Austin Perera

Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:28:40 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: customer review

"It's rare nowadays to find an online store where the owner will talk to you on the phone to make sure you have what you need, while still offering better prices than anywhere else, and making sure the order is at your front door just days later."

Austin Perera, Cape Cod, MA


Friday, April 6, 2018 9:34:00 PM

I can’t say enough good things about Paddle Dynamics & Jeff Schnelle.

I came across his site while researching Epic dealers near me (5 hours

north lol) Jeff responded to my inquiry right away and spent a lot of

time answering my many questions. I had been looking and trying out

different models since last summer. After taking an hour lesson (with

another dealer 5 hours south), I asked the difference between the boat I

was in and the next model. I was told I can go to the Epic site and see

the differences. I know on paper this one is 18 ft this one is 20 ft . The

fact that Jeff has paddled so many and has extensive knowledge about

how each boat handles and the differences between them was the key

to getting me into the perfect boat for what I want to use it for (which

happened to be an Epic V10 Sport) Jeff just happened to be traveling

to the east coast so he met up with me to deliver my new boat!! Even

though he had been driving all day (and still had some driving to do)

Jeff helped me install my new roof rack, set up the boat, and gave me a

demo on proper paddling technique ..... I got in and he gave me many

pointers. You can tell from the moment you start talking with Jeff that he

is very passionate about the sport and is very knowledgeable . He also

truly cares about getting you the right fit for your paddling needs. It was

a great experience, I’m so happy I waited and found Jeff! I will now be

getting all my paddling needs and accessories from Jeff and Paddle

Dynamics! I highly recommend him !YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED!

I feel like he’s an old friend I’ve known for years. Like I said in the

beginning ....I can’t say enough good things about Jeff & Paddle


Kristi Connelly (IL)
(happy owner of an Epic V10 Sport)


Sent 10/25/2017 1:13 PM

I was recently shopping for a new kayak paddle. I found Paddle Dynamics through an Internet search for Epic wing paddles. Most Internet purchases are “click and buy” with zero personal interaction. Since I was unsure which model and size paddle would work for me I contacted Jeff Schnelle the owner of Paddle Dynamics. Jeff was extremely helpful and used his personal and professional knowledge to guide my decision. Not only did Jeff help me with my decision, he went above and beyond to make sure I had an exceptional shopping experience. When my paddle was delayed in shipping (through no fault of Paddle Dynamics) Jeff helped me track down the paddle. Jeff even followed up to make sure my paddle arrived safely.

In this day of online shopping Jeff brought back the customer service

experience. I felt like I was talking to an old friend. I would strongly

recommend Paddle Dynamics for anyone looking for sea kayaks,

surfskis, outrigger canoes, or paddling supplies.
Greg Flach

Baltimore, MD


Tuesday, September 5, 2017 5:47:37 AM
To: Jeff Schnelle
Subject: My New Epic V5

I am a seventy year old sculler and canoeist who quite recently bought an Epic Kayak V5 Ultra from Jeff Schnelle of Paddle Dynamics (Irma, WI). Since purchasing the V5, I have paddled the vessel four times and love how it performs. The V5 is fast, light, stable, turns easily, and holds its line when paddled in choppy waters. In the coming years, I expect that I will use my V5 as often as I use my Peinert Dolphin and my Wenonah Advantage at our family lake place in northern Wisconsin. While I am not a competitive sculler or canoeist, I like to get in a fast hour long row or paddle each day that I am at our lake place. I know that I will be able to get in a good workout in my V5.

I was pleased to work with Jeff Schnelle in the purchase of my V5 because he was very helpful in determining which one of the Epic Kayak surf skis would be best for me, because he delivered my V5 to our lake place near Cumberland, and because he took me for a paddle in a surf ski double so that I could begin learning the surf ski paddling technique which is clearly different from kayak paddling technique. If I want to buy another Epic Kayak product, I will gladly do business with Jeff again.

Jim Leslie
Saint Paul, MN