With the same buoyancy as the Hong Kong wooden paddles, it has all the feel of wood with the durability of modern composites. The smooth blade profile makes it silky smooth in the water. These paddles feature AFT - Advanced Foam Technology - blades using a unique polyurethane foam construction to produce a paddle which is tough but is also light and floaty.
AFT (Advanced Foam Technology)
blades are made using a unique polyurethane high-pressure structural foam construction. This produces a paddle which is tough, lightweight and floaty. The low density is similar to that of a wooden paddle and so can offer the paddler much the same feel but with durability that exceeds the best plastic blades.
This is a unique process developed only by AINSWORTH PADDLES.
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.