CANOE PLAY (Poly Carb) One Piece Glass
This blade is a powerful spoon-shaped dihedral ideal for Open Canoe, Playboating OC1, C1 and White Water Tandem use. It delivers a huge amount of power with a large surface area to brace off. Dont be mistaken this blade is for the stronger open canoe play boater.
Ainsworth uses a super tough PolyCarbonate 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. Ainsworths PolyCarbonate 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.
One Piece Glass Straight Shaft
Ainsworth offers a Glass fibre prepreg composite shaft that has more flex than a carbon shaft but still with the warm feel of a composite material. This shaft is often favoured by touring paddlers to lessen the impact of a stiff shaft on longer journeys. When this shaft is used in its shorter format on a whitewater paddle, it is still stiff enough to deliver the power and yet give a degree of flex that some paddlers prefer. This shaft is a padders choice and has a cost-saving over a carbon shaft.
The most important factors in choosing the length for your paddle are your height and the type of canoeing 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.
Ainsworth takes pride in creating the strongest, lightest and most durable paddles on the market. Ainsworth is very confident in the performance of its paddles and offers a one year warranty.
The warranty applies from the date of purchase and is restricted to the original purchaser. It covers defects in materials and craftsmanship under normal use. Note that the warranty does not cover edge wear.
Damages due to abuse, negligence or normal wear and tear will be repaired or replaced for a very reasonable charge.