CLASSIC C100 (AFT)
One of our best selling products this paddle is designed for the canoe fanatic looking for a light, durable all-round blade. Fitted with a comfortable T grip, the paddles blade has natural floatation and hence feels light in the water. With a choice of two shaft materials. This paddle is both great on flat water touring and on white water and is a great first paddle for any canoeist. These paddles feature AFT - Advanced Foam Technology - blades. These are made using a unique polyurethane foam construction to produce a paddle which is tough but is also light and floaty.
AFT (Advanced Foam Technology)
blades are made using a unique polyurethane high-pressure structural foam construction. This produces a paddle which is tough, lightweight and floaty. The low density is similar to that of a wooden paddle and so can offer the paddler much the same feel but with durability that exceeds the plastic blades.
This is a unique process developed only by AINSWORTH PADDLES.
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.
The most important factors in choosing the length for your paddle are your height and the type of canoeing you'll be doing. We have tried to help you with this by creating a paddle guide, this is a guide only: personal preference is also an important factor.