PLAY (Poly Carb) One Piece Alloy Straight Shaft
A smaller more extreme version of our SURF blade, this paddle is ideal for extreme play boaters, with smaller, drop sided blades to maximise each power stroke and get the most out of close strokes along side the boat.
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. Ainsworths 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.
One Piece Alloy Straight Shaft
AINSWORTH has been making alloy shafted paddles for over 45 years and slowly progressed to being able to process an aluminium alloy that surpasses all their competitors. This titanium enriched alloy is the same spec as used for aircraft construction, it offers the very best corrosion resistance of any aluminium alloy along with a very high tensile strength .
In the AFT paddles the alloy shaft runs through to the tip of the blade and in the ABS Canoe and Rafting paddle it is inserted to within a few cm. from the tip. Both of these properties add significantly to the overall stiffness of the paddle and can only be achieved using this alloy.
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.
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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.