Ainsworth Canoe River (Poly Carb) 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.
Ainsworth uses a super tough PolyCarbonate composite injection moulded construction for superb durability and performance to give a strong, all-round paddle. Launched in 2014, the material strength is over double the strength of the nylon 12 used in many other nylon paddles at this price point. Ainsworth's PolyCarbonate blade is much stiffer than other nylon paddles. The shaft is pressed into the blades with hydraulic pressure to a depth of 10cm, ensuring a watertight joint and a continuous feel from shaft to blade tip. The high strength of the material means that the blade can be made lighter than other paddles that use a Nylon construction.
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.