RIVER (ABS Plastic) One Piece Alloy Straight Shaft


Product Information

A Powerful River Running blade, with a classic river running asymmetric blade shape for more power. This paddle is for the average sized kayaker designed to give power when it matters.

AINSWORTH only use the highest quality ABS Plastic. This has a high content of butadiene (Synthetic rubber) and as such is the most expensive form of ABS which can offer the level of durability that AINSWORTH require. This material is particularly suited to adventure centres, clubs or individuals that demand a long life from a lightweight product.

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.

Length (cm) Width  (cm) Area (cm2)
51 21 710
 Diameter  (mm) Index Grip  (mm)
Min Weight (g)

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.

Technical Specifications

Brand Ainsworth Paddles
Condition New
Product Code K-ABS-RIVER-ALS-190-R-45