The Bracsa Sport dragonboat paddle is very similar to the Chinook paddle, with one slight difference – it has a moulded wooden handle (or palm grip). I found that to be quite strange, as they say it’s a complete carbon fibre paddle, but in fact they have a wooden component – the handle. I personally feel that wooden is not as strong and with continuous wear and tear it would not last as long as a carbon fibre handle. Only pro with a wooden handle is it’s a softer material which can be better to hold over longer distances, but the added extra weight is not worth it.
The whole paddle is constructed in three pieces, with a round carbon fibre shaft holding the blade and handle together. At the weight of 490g or 17oz, it’s a mid-range paddle and priced at $295 US, it’s a bit pricey for a carbon fibre / wooden paddle.
I would look at the other paddles on the market first before considering this one.
|Weight:||490g or 17oz|
|IDBF 202a Spec:||Approved License Number 3061|
|Material & Construction:||Carbon fibre with a wooden handle|
|Country of origin:||Lithuania and Hungary|
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