This SUP paddle features our tear shape blade face with a medium sized surface area. This paddle is for everyone from the smaller sized to larger sized SUP'er, our SUP paddles are made from the same materials as our kayak and canoe paddles, this means they are lightweight, strong and durable. This paddle is for the experienced SUP'er, suitable for Touring, Racing, Surfing and running White Water. These blades are made from Carbon RTM and are both lightweight and strong.
PRE-PREG CARBON Blades : Beautiful, super light and really strong.
A brand new range of high quality, performance paddles. The new `Superlight` Pre-Preg blades offer top class performance and feel. With a high gloss finish the Carbon Pre-Preg paddles inherit the strength, endurance and a full years warranty for which AINSWORTH is renowned.
The new Carbon Pre-Preg blades achieve their performance through a high tech manufacturing process that pre-impregnates Epoxy resin through Carbon fibres at immense pressures at up to65% carbon to resin content. Paddles made in this process can offer dramatic weight saving and produce a paddle blade where the edge wear is vastly superior to conventional wet lay up processes which rarely achieve 40% carbon to resin content.
The increased strength of the structure pushes the boundaries of paddle design and so these new paddles can have up to 10 deg . kick back which not only advances the `catch` but drains quicker and assist rolling.
This really is the next generation in paddle development.
This paddle is available with the following shaft options:
Straight Carbon Shaft
Made with Ainsworth filament wound technology - significantly lighter than other shafts on the market. This shaft comes with our standard grip which is a shrink PVC coating.
SUP Two Part Adjustable Split Carbon Shaft:
The SUP two part adjustable split shaft is available only in the SUP range and only with a straight shaft, the carbon option comes with a telescopic adjustable range (76 - 86 inches) camlock fitting. Salt water resistant fittings.
SUP Three Part Adjustable Split Carbon Shaft:
Like the SUP two part adjustable split shaft the three part is available only in the SUP range and only with a straight shaft, the carbon option comes with a telescopic adjustable range (76 - 86 inches) camlock fitting. With another join at the blade end to make it much more compact when travelling, this joint is a locating spigot only not adjustable in length. Salt water resistant fittings.
The most important factors in choosing the length for your paddle are your height and the type of SUP'ing you'll be doing. We have tried to help you with this by creating a paddle guide, this is a guide only: personal preference is also an important factor.
SUP Paddle Guide
Under 5' 72 inches
5' - 5'3" 74 inches
5'4 - 5'7" 76 inches
5'8 - 5'9" 78 inches
5'10 - 6' 80 inches
Over 6'1" 82 inches or above