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Stand Up Paddle Board Paddles

The right stand up paddle board paddle can make a huge difference for you.  Whether you're racing, touring, playing, or surfing and where you are, whether on a river, a lake, flat-water ocean, choppy conditions or surfing big or small waves, your paddle can make a HUGE difference.

  • All our SUP paddle blades are angled and foiled to minimise drag and maximise power.
  • Tracking and catch of the blade is crucial in achieving maximum power transfer.
  • Flex and strength are tuned into each blade size and shape through the utilisation of Biaxial and Uni-Directional cloths.
  • A blade with good flex allows you to paddle longer and harder without getting tired.
  • High density PVC core developed from aeropsace technology.
  • Super strong ABS rail insert along the entire edge of the blade to reduce damaging the blade.
  • All blades use 35% Biobased resin, maintaining high performance with a lower impact on the environment.

 

 

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Learn More about SUP Paddle Blade Technology

Take the time to understand how each blade functions to get a sense of what type of paddle you are most suited for or what paddle is most suited to your typical use.

  • Flex and strength are tuned into each blade size and shape through the utlisation of Biaxial and Uni-Directional cloths.
  • A blade with good flex allows one to paddle longer and harder without getting tired.
  • High density PVC core developed from aerospace technology.
  • Super strong ABS rail insert along the entire edge of the blade to reduce damaging the blade.
  • All blades now use 35% Biobased resin, maintaining high performance with a lower impact on the environment.
Carbon Blade

Carbon Blade

  • Custom woven Biaxial 60/60 degree Carbon cloth and a new high density PVC core absorbing less resin
  • Biaxial 45-degree glass fabric used to increase the durability and reduce risk of buckling
  • Retains strength while possessing incredibly good flex characteristics
  • Bolt has a shortened stringer to give more flex and recoil at the very tip of the blade
  • ABS rail insert along the entire edge of the blade for added durability
  • Extra reinforcement on the blade neck for greater overall strength

Carbon Flex Tech

Carbon Flex Tech

  • Our new Carbon FlexTech offers an extremely thing and ultra reactive blade for lightweight paddlers and is only available in our Bolt M blade.
  • The surprising amount of flex in the tip loads the blade with energy creating a more organic paddle stroke thus resulting in greater efficiency with less impact to the body
  • An extremely revolutionary technology for paddlers with high cadence strokes who like to cover long distances
Tiki Tech

Tiki Tech

  • High denisty PVC core reduces resin uptake making the blade stronger and lighter than ever
  • UD Carbon stringer continues all the way from the heck of the blade enhancing the reflex characteristics and strength
  • Full ABs rail and special scratchproof surface finish
  • All size Tiki Tech blades sold separately in Red, Blue, Green and Purple graphics matching ABS Edge
  • Extra reinforcement on the blade neck for greater overall strength

Paddle Stiffness - What Paddle Flex Option Suits You Best?

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  • the stiffness is measured by applying 30kg in the center of the shaft, supported at 145cm distance to measure the deflection in mm.
  • if the shaft bends, it shows a higher deflection resulting in more flex, compared to a stiffer shaft with low deflection.
  • The 35mm has the lowest flex, 45mm has the highest flex.
TUFSKIN

TUFSKIN

  • Strong and extremely durable ABS foils based on the Enduro M and XS blade
  • Slimmer profile reduces weight for improved efficiency
  • Perfect for whitewater paddling and schools due to extreme strength and high impact resistance
  • A great value due to strength and high quality shape

Enduro

Enduro

  • The well balanced all round blade received the new double concave that made the Bolt famous
  • The Enduro is more direct in the water: the first catch feels incredibly precise and powerful. Increased cadence due to a smoother waterflow around the blade
  • Low aspect design makes it easy to lift out of the water with each stroke and also great to lean on while wave riding
  • 2015/2013 ISA World Champion Sean Ponyter's favourite choice for wave riding on Tour
Bolt

Bolt

  • Unique square outline and 10 degree angle makes it exceptionally direct.
  • Double concave on the power face creates an effortless and forgiving catch
  • The blade aligns itself in the water for maximum tracking with power transfer in a forward motion
  • The choice of 2015 Euro Champion and 2014 World Champion racer Connor Baxter and anyone looking for an efficient paddle

Paddle Flex Options

  • Stiffest shaft for paddlers who prefer minimal flex
  • Popular with taller paddlers using a longer shaft
  • Available in Flexed Round Carbon, Adjustable Carbon and Hybrid except Skinny and Kid

  • A balance in performance between stiffness and flex
  • Available in Fixed Carbon and Hybrid Carbon
  • Available in Kids and Skinny Adjustable, both in Carbon and Hybrid Carbon

  • More forgiving, suiting long distance, and all round paddlers and most riders under 70kg
  • Available in Carbon Round, Oval, Skinny and Kids fixed
  • Available in Skinny and Kids Hybrid Fixed

Paddle Handle - How Do You Like to Grip Your Paddle?

Handle technology can be quite significant in terms of comfort and performance:

  • Push Handle shape with flattened neck to allow the paddler to push forward to transfer power, without needing to hold a tight grip.
  • Perfectly angled front shape with the index finger indent provides a balanced grip improving tracking
  • Available in Carbon, Light Weight Texture PLastic and EVA

Shaft Texture

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  • Connor Baxter's signature Choke Stroke with sqaure grooved texture enhances the grip at the top of the shaft for high cadence strokes and quicker transitions from side-to-side
  • The entire shaft has a Matt Tape Finish for prime control when dry and wet
  • All FixedShafts in Carbon and Hybrid Carbon feature the new textured finish

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Paddle Handle Options

Carbon Handle

Carbon Handle

  • Composite Carbon handle paired with all Carbon shafts
  • Super light weight at just 35g and strong due to the carbon layup
  • Twill Carbon finish and brushed texture for enhanced grip

Light Weight

Light Weight

  • Light weight strong molded handle
  • Paired with our Hybrid Carbon Shafts
  • Lighter than many composite handles on the market at just 45g

Long Handle

Long Handle

  • One piece, light weight solution to lengthen the paddle
  • Extra-long shaft for 30cm of adjustment
  • The handle can be fixed using hot glue if adjustments are needed or by epoxy for a permanent fixed length

Shaft Shapes - 3 Different Shapes

We have three different shaft shapes to offer maximum comfort and grip for every riding style.

Paddle Shaft Shape Options

  • Precise and controlled grip
  • Shaped to naturally fit the hand for the most direct tracking
  • No sharp angles
  • Available in Oval 35, 40, 45 Fixed Carbon and Oval 40 Fixed Hybrid Carbon

  • The lightest and most versatile shaft
  • Preferred for all round paddling and waves
  • Sean Poynter and Zane Schweitzer's choice for wave riding
  • Available in Carbon and Hybrid Carbon: Fixed / 2pc Adjustable / 3 pc Adjustable

  • Reduced Diameter Shaft (RDS) for lighter rides who require a smaller grip
  • Suited for kids, women and racers who want a shaft that feels slight in the hand
  • Available in Carbon and Hybrid Carbon: Fixed / 2 pc Adjustable / Fixed Kids / 2 pc Adjustable Kids

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Shaft - Adjustable

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Our Adjustable Shaft SUP Paddles are precise, light and strong.  The fully detached 3 peice paddle is only 85cm long.

  • Updated adjustable shafts feel incredibly light weight with controlled flex characteristics.
  • The wide Tiki Clamp is designed fro a quire and effortless release
  • The inner register slot has been extended all the way to the handle so you have 10cm extra for adjustability
  • The register pin in the clamp becomes flush for more durability and practicality

2 Piece Adjustable Shafts - are great for paddlers looking for different paddle lengths or sharing the paddle with friends and family
* Available with Enduro Carbon, Enduro Tiki Tech, Bolt Carbon, Tufskin and Paddle For Hope.

3 Piece Adjustable Shafts - connect using a secure spring pin system and come with an additional Tiki Clamp to reduce any play.  When fully detached, it measures only 85cm and easily fits inside the Magic bag.
* Tufskin wold without inner register slot on shaft.

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