Whitewater

Creeking in Mexico

Pursuit

This large curved blade provides good power and a smooth pull for both tandem and soloboats.  It is an all rounder for everything from trips in loaded tandem boats to solo river running and slalom.  Its low profile back, spine and thin edges feather beautifully for underwater recovery when running slalom gates, yet it is robust enough for extended wilderness travel.  Available in wood shaft and blade, carbon shaft/wood blade, carbon blade/wood shaft and full carbon. Blade size: 20″ x 8″.

 

Reaction

A great shape for C-1 playboats.   A slightly shorter and wider blade than the Pursuit, it has a flat face with a smooth curve for good catch and a dihedral on the back face for setting up moves on a wave. This blade was used by Jez Blanchard to win the world freestyle C-1.  Available in wood shaft and blade, carbon shaft/wood blade, carbon blade/wood shaft and full carbon. Blade size 8” x 19”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creek Stick

With relaxed shoulders and a full width tip, this blade provides good bite in shallow creeks. Thicker edges, a full back spine and a five laminate shaft make this a beefy stick that will get you to the take out. Great partner for the latest creeking boats that have come out.  Available in wood shaft and blade, carbon shaft/wood blade, carbon blade/wood shaft and full carbon.  Blade size:  Regular 8” x 19”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concept

Boats and paddling styles have been changing quickly over the past few years.  This has also meant changes in paddles – smaller blades for faster cadence, short is in for solo whitewater, and the slicier the better!  I have responded to this shift with the Concept – a slalom paddle that I use everywhere now – even on trips with loaded tandems!

The Concept is a slalom racing paddle designed with input from North American Open Boat Slalom Champion Andy Walker.  It has very thin edges and a virtually flat back face for a slippery underwater recovery, providing remarkable control when steering from the bow.  The blade gets its curve in the top half of the blade and the full bottom half is essentially a straight blade to avoid any wobble.  A very light weight, high performance slalom paddle, this is the blade to get you to the podium! Carbon shaft and blade. Blade size:  19″ x 8″