Ainsworth Canoe Play Carbon Carbon
This blade is a powerful spoon-shaped dihedral ideal for Open Canoe, Playboating OC1, C1 and White Water Tandem use. It delivers a huge amount of power with a large surface area to brace off. Dont be mistaken this blade is for the stronger open canoe play boater.
CARBON PRE PREG Blades: Beautiful, super light and really strong.
A brand new range of high quality, performance paddles. The new `Superlight` Prepreg blades offer top-class performance and feel. With a high gloss finish, the Carbon Prepreg paddles inherit the strength, endurance and a full years warranty for which AINSWORTH is renowned.
The new Carbon Prepreg blades achieve their performance through a high tech manufacturing process that pre-impregnates Epoxy resin through Carbon fibres at immense pressures at up to 65% carbon to resin content. Paddles made in this process can offer dramatic weight saving and produce a paddle blade where the edge wear is vastly superior to conventional wet lay-up processes which rarely achieve 40% carbon to resin content.
The increased strength of the structure pushes the boundaries of paddle design and so these new paddles can have up to 10 deg. kick back which not only advances the `catch` but drains quicker and assist rolling.
This really is the next generation in paddle development.
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.