RED Paddle Alloy fixed Paddle
This is RPC's entry level paddle. The paddle shaft is coated in soft EVA making for a comfortable grip without adding much weight. The nylon blade has just the right amount of flex to allow for low impact paddling, which keeps shoulder and arm fatigue to a minimum. The blade size allows for a smooth and easy stroke. The shaft can easily be cut down to suit all rider heights.
The angle of the paddle blade though the water and the blade's size dictate the power and efficiency of each stroke. All our blades are foiled to minimize drag and maximize power transfer throughout the stroke. A well balanced paddle blade squanders little energy.
The blade's size can be compared to the gears of a bike: the higher the gear or the smaller the blade, the less effort each stroke consumes with less forward motion generated. The lower the gear or the bigger the blade, the more energy will be used and the more forward motion will be activated. For long paddle sessions, lighter people, or those with a high cadence stoke, a smaller blade is recommended. Many people who entered SUP with a surfing background prefer the larger blade sizes that provide the immediate power produced by a few strokes for fast and late drops into waves. Starboard offers seven blade sizes in three constructions to fit your power requirements, comfort needs, and budget.
- The perfect 'starter' paddle for those getting into the sport on a budget
- Soft EVA partial shaft covering for maximum comfort
- An all alloy shaft with a nylon blade
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