This is one of the best paddles I have ever tried and used. It did come a long way as there were many modifications and lots of feedback given to the manufacturer from customers.
The Apex Accelerator dragonboat carbon fibre paddle is a seamless one piece. The paddle has been well designed and engineered (from Canadian Men’s Masters Coach Jim Farintosh) to give it the best strength to weight ratio . As the paddle only weighs on average of 400g or 14oz it still retains a frame that is very strong. Additionally as there is a foam core all the way through the blade and shaft, it helps keep it’s rigidity.
I like how it has an elliptical shaft that has been molded into the blade giving any dragonboat paddler comfort and grip. The blade cuts into the water on entry with ease and the paddle pulls back with some flex through the catch. One thing I didn’t like is the rubber caps to enclose the handle. I have seen a few of them pop out during races but not a major issue as they can be replaced.
Overall this dragonboat paddle is very light, nicely finished with a distinct carbon fibre weave and feels great to use.
|Weight:||370g to 420g or 13oz to 14oz|
|IDBF 202a Spec:||Approved License Number 3022|
|Material & Construction:||Carbon fibre|
|Country of origin:||Canada|
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