Ainsworth RIVER Poly Carb
A Powerful River Running blade, with a classic river running asymmetric blade shape for more power. This paddle is for the average sized kayaker designed to give power when it matters.
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. Ainsworths 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 Glass Straight Shaft
Ainsworth offers a Glass fibre prepreg composite shaft that has more flex than a carbon shaft but still with the warm feel of a composite material. This shaft is often favoured by touring paddlers to lessen the impact of a stiff shaft on longer journeys. When this shaft is used in its shorter format on a whitewater paddle, it is still stiff enough to deliver the power and yet give a degree of flex that some paddlers prefer. This shaft is a padders choice and has a cost-saving over a carbon shaft.
|Weight||1055 G (197 cms)|
|Shaft Lengths||194, 197, 200|
|Blade Size||710 cm²|
|Blade Material||Polycarbonate, glass reinforced|
|Blade Offset/Feather||30° (right)|