Ser du etter en "high-end" åre med markedets letteste vekt? Da kan du stoppe å lete nå.
Gold er en superlett og superstiv åre for de som søker det ypperste. Med en vekt på ca 400g er dette en åre for de som ikke padler mye og som ikke lenger tar til takke med "nest best". Leveres med polstret årebag.
length 212 cm (83.5”) before cutting to length
shaft 29.5 mm round shaft, mat grip 7 degree / dihedral
weight 440 g / 0.97 l
blade 20 x 41 cm (7.9”x 16.1”)
area 550 cm (85.3 in)
THIS SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT GOLD EDITION IS DESIGNED FOR THE SERIOUS ATHLETE WHO DOES NOT WANT TO BE BURDENED WITH A HEAVY PADDLE DURING SHORT OR LONG DISTANCE RIDES. SINCE PADDLE WEIGHT HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT AND IN ORDER TO MEET THE DEMAND FOR LIGHTWEIGHT PADDLES, WE HAVE DEVELOPED FULL CARBON PADDLES.
At just over 400 grams (0.97 lbs), the Gold Edition is one of the lightest paddles on the market.
Since we kept the blade very thin, it is reinforced with an ABS edge so that it is protected against impact damage.
The ABS edge therefore ensures that both board and blade are protected.
NOTES ON BLADE WIDTH AND AREA
The blade must grip the water so an effective pull can be generated, leading to the analogy of the blade acting as an anchor in being stationary as the board is pulled up to its level over the water. Importantly, ‘stationary’ is not a relative term. Regardless of blade area, so long as the blade is stationary during the pull (power) phase, blade area only need be of sufficient size to achieve this important ‘moment’.
Additionally, regardless of blade area, if insufficient compression (power) is given to the blade, it will slip backwards on account of uncompressed ‘soft’ water spilling from its edges. Blade area therefore, needs to be proportionate to the paddler’s strength, body mass, paddling style (fast or slow stroke rating) and of enough area to offset these loads by way of resistance.
Blade areas have greatly reduced in canoe sports from the mid 90s, moving away from the ‘bigger must be better’ theory as experienced with the evolution of outrigger canoe paddles. surface areas beyond an optimum size, simply add extra weight and ineffectual surface area which translates into unnecessary resistance and drag, particularly during the exit phase of the stroke.
Blade area measurements, only provide part of the puzzle as makers often use differing formulas and points of measurement. Blade width is often used as the predominant point of reference for blade size. outrigger canoe paddles, with shorter lever arms (shaft) fall between 10” to 8” while su-paddles now vary from around 8.5” down to 6.5”.
The longer lever arm, makes it desirable to lessen blade size and there is a clear shift now towards ever decreasing blade width and area. oversized blade areas, can lead to a variety of body stresses and injuries, ranging from haemorrhoids and tearing of minor core-muscle groups in particular.
Smaller blade areas have led to more aggressive paddling techniques and styles, with higher stroke rates and greater emphasis on power at the front of the stroke. compression of the water against the blade face is critical to maximising the benefits inherent in smaller blades. some paddlers as they age, may move back to wider, larger blade areas to accommodate a slower stroke rate.
Hentes i butikk: 0,- Hjemmelevering Oslo, Asker og Bærum: 400,- Hjemmelevering langs Oslofjorden (deler av Østfold, Vestfold, Buskerud): 550,- Til terminal Bergen: 650,- Til terminal Trondheim: 650,- Til terminal Ålesund: 650,- Til terminal Kristiansand: 750,- Til terminal Stavanger: 750,- Til terminal Bodø: 1450,- Til terminal Tromsø: 1900,- Frakt terminal Kirkenes: 2500,- Andre steder: Ta kontakt for pris. Ekstra emballasje koster kr 190 i tillegg (dette anbefales for kajakker og kanoer i kompositt). Vi anbefaler å tegne egen fraktforsikring på kajakker og kanoer i kompositt. Ta kontakt med ditt forsikringsselskap ang dette. Etter din bestilling tar vi kontakt med deg for å avtale levering. Levering blir fakturert separat fra din bestilling.