Ainsworth Canoe C100 AFT Carbon
CLASSIC C100 (AFT)
One of our best selling products this paddle is designed for the canoe fanatic looking for a light, durable all-round blade. Fitted with a comfortable T grip, the paddles blade has natural floatation and hence feels light in the water. With a choice of two shaft materials. This paddle is both great on flat water touring and on white water and is a great first paddle for any canoeist. These paddles feature AFT - Advanced Foam Technology - blades. These are made using a unique polyurethane foam construction to produce a paddle which is tough but is also light and floaty.
AFT (Advanced Foam Technology)
blades are made using a unique polyurethane high-pressure structural foam construction. This produces a paddle which is tough, lightweight and floaty. The low density is similar to that of a wooden paddle and so can offer the paddler much the same feel but with durability that exceeds the best plastic blades.
This is a unique process developed only by AINSWORTH PADDLES.
One-Piece Carbon Straight Shaft
AINSWORTH uses a carbon composite prepreg shaft with a percentage of bi-axial glass that increases the UTS ( ultimate tensile strength) of the shaft. Glass has 3-5 times the elongation at break as carbon, and when laminated with the stiffer carbon material the best of both materials combine to make the ideal construction for paddle shafts.