Composite paddles are becoming quite popular in dragonboating over the last couple of years. It has changed the way dragonboating looks and feels. Apex Composites manufacturers dragonboat paddles in Canada and has been very successful with the Apex Durablade paddle.
The Apex Durablade is an excellent solid paddle for clubs and individuals. As the name says “Durablade” – which is the most durable paddle around that I have seen and even the manufacturer says, “virtually indestructible”. I have seen many clubs purchase these paddles because they are very solid and are relatively light compared to wooden paddles. These paddles are categorised in the composite section, which means it is manufactured with a combination of either carbon fibre (one of the lights materials around), plastic and / or wood. By manufacturing a paddle this way it gives it strength, durability and also feels lighter.
The Apex Durablade is constructed with a plastic/fibreglass blade and T-grip with a carbon fibre shaft all in black colour. This paddle looks almost like a carbon-fibre paddle except it doesn’t weigh as light as a carbon fibre paddle. Overall I would recommend this paddle to teams who are looking to get a set as they normally will outlast wooden paddles due to it’s durable materials.
|Weight:||580g or 20oz|
|IDBF 202a Spec:||Approved License Number 3021|
|Material & Construction:||Carbon fibre shaft with Polypropylene & Fibreglass Blade and T-Grip|
|Country of origin:||Canada|
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