RIVER JUNIOR (Carbon) Carbon Shaft


Product Information

Description     Spec's     Blade    Shaft      Length     Warranty  


A smaller scaled down version of our RIVER blade, with a classic river running asymmetric blade shape for more power. This paddle is for the smaller sized kayaker designed to give power without being unmanageable in the water. These blades are made from Carbon RTM and are both lightweight and strong.
Minimum Weight: 650g
Blade Length: 46cm
Blade Width: 18cm
Shaft Diameter: 26.5mm
Shaft and Index Grip: 30 x 26.5mm (Oval)

PRE-PREG CARBON  Blades :    Beautiful, super light and really strong.
A brand new range of high quality, performance paddles. The new `Superlight` Pre-Preg blades offer top class performance and feel.  With a high gloss finish the Carbon Pre-Preg paddles inherit the strength, endurance and a full years warranty for which AINSWORTH is renowned.
The new Carbon Pre-Preg 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.

This paddle is available with the following shaft options:
Straight Carbon Shaft
Made with Ainsworth filament wound technology - significantly lighter than other shafts on the market. This shaft comes Our standard grip which is a shrink PVC coating, and all paddles include an index on the control side to give positive blade positioning - especially helpful when setting up for a roll.

The most important factors in choosing the length for your paddle are your height and the type of kayaking 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.
Junior General Purpose and River Paddle Guide
Under 4’            175cm
4’ – 4’3”             180cm
4’4 – 4’8”           185cm
4’9 – 5’              190cm

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’ on the RTM range of paddles.
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 RTM 902 CAR