A Powerful River Running blade, with a classic river running asymmetric blade shape for more power. This paddle is for the average sized kayaker designed to give power when it matters. These are Poly Carb blades, which is a Poly carbonate composite range they are tough but light to offer superb durability and performance there is nothing stronger than this on the market.
Minimum Weight: 900g
Blade Length: 48.5cm
Blade Width: 20.25cm
Shaft Diameter: 28.5mm
Shaft and Index Grip: 32.5mm
Ainsworth use a super tough Poly Carbonate composite injection moulded construction for superb durability and performance to give a strong, ‘all round’ paddle. Launched in 2014, the material strength is over double the strength of the nylon 12 used in many other nylon paddles at this price point. Ainsworth’s Poly Carbonate blade is much stiffer than other nylon paddles. The shaft is pressed into the blades with hydraulic pressure to a depth of 10cm, ensuring a watertight joint and a continuous feel from shaft to blade tip. The high strength of the material means that the blade can be made lighter than other paddles that use a Nylon construction.
This paddle is available with the following shaft options:
Straight Titanium Enriched Alloy Shaft:
Corrosion resistant alloy specially selected for paddling use.
Straight Carbon Shaft
Made with Ainsworth filament wound technology - significantly lighter than other shafts on the market. This shaft comes Our standard grip which is a shrink PVC coating, and all paddles include an index on the control side to give positive blade positioning - especially helpful when setting up for a roll.
The most important factors in choosing the length for your paddle are your height and the type of kayaking 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.
River and Creeking Paddle Guide
Under 5’ 185cm
5’ – 5’3” 191cm
5’4 – 5’7” 194cm
5’8 – 5’9” 197cm
5’10 – 6’ 200cm
Over 6’1” 203cm