RAFT (Carbon) 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.
CARBON PRE PREG Blades: Beautiful, super light and really strong.
A brand new range of high quality, performance paddles. The new `Superlight` Prepreg blades offer top-class performance and feel. With a high gloss finish, the Carbon Prepreg paddles inherit the strength, endurance and a full years warranty for which AINSWORTH is renowned.
The new Carbon Prepreg blades achieve their performance through a high tech manufacturing process that pre-impregnates Epoxy resin through Carbon fibres at immense pressures at up to 65% carbon to resin content. Paddles made in this process can offer dramatic weight saving and produce a paddle blade where the edge wear is vastly superior to conventional wet lay-up processes which rarely achieve 40% carbon to resin content.
The increased strength of the structure pushes the boundaries of paddle design and so these new paddles can have up to 10 deg. kick back which not only advances the `catch` but drains quicker and assist rolling.
This really is the next generation in paddle development.
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.