Here is a new paddle for the smaller built paddlers wanting a good quality paddle for endurance racing. It is a 2 piece paddle allowing length adjustment(205cm to 215cm) and offset angle to suit the paddler and being 2 piece fits in the boot, gearbag etc a lot easier without being too heavy to paddle with.
The latest shape is a wing blade with a curve to the blade which we are calling a J EII paddle, they area great first wing racing blade. The length is suited to most medium to smaller sized paddlers, with longer paddles catching more river bed in shellow water situations and wearing you down leaving you fatigued quicker if your blades are too big.
These paddles are not tipped. New Zealand and the Coast to Coast race in particular is the only place in the world which requires them, however we can show you different ways to ensure you get a good long life out of your blades. Many top paddlers prefer paddles without tips as the tips bend and damage the composite material around the tip and are harder to repair.
The Adventure Zone J EII wing
Length (tip to tip) = 205cm to 215cm
Blade Length = 48.5cm
Blade Width = 15.5cm
Blade Area = 700cm2
Blade material = Carbon Fibre
Shaft material = Carbon Fibre
Clamp material = Alloy with Stainless Steel lever
These paddles are a racing paddle to be used on flat water or grade 2, Coast to Coast at the highest level, they are not suited to grade 3 white water or above