DRAGON (AFT) One Piece Carbon
DRAGON BOAT PADDLES
DRAGON (AFT) CARBON SHAFT
IDBF approved Dragon boat paddle with floaty foam AFT blade. With the same buoyancy as the Hong Kong wooden paddles, it has all the feel of wood with the durability of modern composites. The smooth blade profile makes it silky smooth in the water. These paddles feature AFT - Advanced Foam Technology - blades using a unique polyurethane foam construction to produce a paddle which is tough but is also light and floaty.
AFT (Advanced Foam Technology)
blades are made using a unique polyurethane high-pressure structural foam construction. This produces a paddle which is tough, lightweight and floaty. The low density is similar to that of a wooden paddle and so can offer the paddler much the same feel but with durability that exceeds the best plastic blades.
This is a unique process developed only by AINSWORTH PADDLES.
One-Piece Carbon Straight Shaft
AINSWORTH uses a carbon composite prepreg shaft with a percentage of bi-axial glass that increases the UTS ( ultimate tensile strength) of the shaft. Glass has 3-5 times the elongation at break as carbon, and when laminated with the stiffer carbon material the best of both materials combine to make the ideal construction for paddle shafts.
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.