RAFT (Poly Carb) One Piece Carbon
A tough recreational raft paddle which features a titanium enriched alloy shaft, inserted down to the tip of the blade for maximum strength. The shaft is shrunk PVC coated and the paddle comes with our comfortable T grip.
This paddle is designed as a general-purpose rafting paddle. The budget range, entry-level blades are constructed from super tough ABS plastic.
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 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.