Grand Prix Bent Shaft Carbon - Custom Length Fixed
So the primary benefit to the Bent Shaft in SUP is how it naturally aligns your wrists in a more ergonomic position, no matter how tightly you grip the shaft. As we over exert and fatigue it is natural for technique to break down and a loose grip to become a tight one. Plus, many paddlers just like the confidence of all four fingers in contact with their bottom hand and hold on too tight without knowing better. As we tighten our grip for whatever reason, the hand to wrist alignment contorts into an uncomfortable and dangerous position.
Our Ultimate performance brings together all of our most advanced designs. Paddles that offer Ultimate Performance have an exceptionally light, buoyant and quiet feel on the water. Our blades designed with more volume creates a blade profile that displaces more water for a significantly lighter, more buoyant feel on the water. The added buoyancy assists the blade from the water at the exit of the stroke. This allows you to use less energy on long paddle outings, creates a more stable brace, and enhances kayak rolls in aerated water. The smooth back profile increases paddle performance by allowing water to flow uninterrupted. This results in smooth, quiet, fluid strokes, in all directions. Our carbon shaft combines light weight with our reputation for strength, derived for the experience of handcrafting paddles for the most extreme users. We also spend quite a bit of time testing flex. With each stroke you feel just the perfect amount of flex, making the paddle softer on your joints. In your hands you feel balance, and our lightest swing weight paddles derive from a combination of our lightest weight carbon and fiberglass. Longer days on the water are ahead.
The carbon materials along with our proprietary foam core, make this this our lightest option in our Ultimate performance line. The proprietary foam core gives the blade volume, buoyancy, and internal strength while allowing for a smooth back face.
The innovators of the Long Slender Rectangular blade shape. Copied, but never duplicated, our blade shape is far and away the most gentle on the body, allowing you to enjoy the water all day without feeling beat up tomorrow. A softer feel and higher cadence without having to sacrifice blade surface area.
At one of the most challenging stations in our manufacturing facility, carbon bent shafts come to life. With a high level of attention to detail and dexterity and using 100% of carbon materials. We have developed the right amount of flex, weight and strength.
Available Blade Sizes: 86/ 93/ 100 (Square Inches) (86 for smaller size paddlers/ 93 for average size paddlers/ 100 for extra large paddlers)
Available Custom Order length range: 73" to 85" (Grand Prix also available in straight shaft)
Weights: 86/ 18.75 oz. - 93/ 19 oz. - 100/ 19.25 oz.
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