Ainsworth Canoe River (Glass Pro) One Piece Carbon
This blade is an open canoeing, river running and touring paddle, it is designed to move smoothly through the water but still give enough power to be effective in the rough stuff. A great paddle for both white water trad boating and lake touring alike.
GLASS PRE PREG Blades
Ainsworth has developed the `Snap Cure` manufacturing technique for Glass and Carbon prepreg materials. This dramatically reduces the processing time to make products from these high tech materials and so the Glass prepreg range of paddles with their inherent high-performance characteristics can be offered at cost-effective prices that transform the affordability for High-End paddles.
This construction offers the same strength as carbon prepreg paddles but with a little more weight & flexibility, which is sometimes a paddler preference.
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.