This Jantex Alpha kayak blade is for paddlers who prefer to keep their paddle close with a long pull stroke.
NB: SHAFT COST IS INCLUDED IN THE PADDLE BLADE PRICE.
You have a choice of metal or carbon tipped blades fitted to an adjustable or fixed shaft. Each paddle is customised to your specifications (see Specs Chart below for options).
*including adjustable shaft
Ultra light: Most common stiffness for use in flat water, marathon, ocean ski, multisport racing and down river racing. Lightweight construction with ideal stiffness for professional racers. Preferred by top paddlers.
Blade JANTEX LOGO in WHITE COLOUR
Stiff blade: Ability to take loading in any direction. Designed mainly for Spec ski racing and large surf conditions or paddlers looking for a very stiff paddle
Blade JANTEX LOGO in YELLOW COLOUR
Paddle tips protect your blades from being knocked around while in the water. They can reduce wear and tear on the edge. However, they can increase the weight of your paddle. So if you paddle mainly on flat water at average distances, they may not suit your style. If you paddle in harsher environments, such as rivers, they can help extend the life of your blades immeasurably.
If you would like advice on whether you need Blade Tips, please give Terry a quick call on 021 074 8485.
NB: COST OF SHAFT IS INCLUDED IN PADDLE BLADE PRICE. If you would like to purchase a shaft separately please call Terry on +64 21 074 8485
Adjustable or fixed shaft?
ADJUSTABLE SHAFTS give you a range of paddling lengths - useful for different paddling conditions. Adjustable shafts are also much easier to travel with!
Important! Adjustable shafts need to be regularly cleaned with fresh water. If paddling on salt water, clean after each use.
FIXED SHAFTS give the paddle a firmer feel as there's no join in the middle.
Made of carbon fibre, Kevlar and twill weave fabric. Carbon fibre strands are run lengthwise down the shaft to give it strength. Another layer of twill fabric on the outside gives further strength and a patterned appearance. This technique produces a thin walled, strong, light shaft. The percentage of Kevlar in each shaft determines the shaft’s flexibility. The more Kelvar, the more flexibility.
The most flexible of the Jantex shafts. Designed mainly for ocean ski paddlers and people just starting out. It’s easier on muscles because it’s got a lot of give.
Construction: 70% carbon / 30% kevlar
Label Colour: Green
Ideally suited to ocean ski, juniors and marathon paddlers who are looking for a slightly stiffer shaft. Gives a firmer feel in the water. Less strain on muscles.
Flex: 4mm of flex over the length of the paddle.
Construction: 85% carbon / 15% Kevlar
Label Colour: White
The most popular paddle shaft for flat water and marathon racing. A firm feel in the water. All the top sprint and marathon paddlers use this shaft.
Flex: 2mm of flex over the paddle
Construction: 100% carbon
Label Colour: Yellow
If you would like advice on paddle shaft selection, give Terry a quick call on 021 074 8485.
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