CANOE PADDLE (ABS PLASTIC) ALLOY SHAFT
A tough recreational canoe paddle which features a titanium enriched alloy shaft, inserted down to the tip of the blade for maximum strength. The shaft is shrunk PVC coated and the paddle comes with our comfortable T grip.
This paddle is designed for a general-purpose open canoe paddle. The budget range, entry-level blades are constructed from super tough ABS plastic.
AINSWORTH only use the highest quality of ABS Plastic. This has a high content of butadiene ( Synthetic rubber) and as such is the most expensive form of ABS which can offer the level of durability that AINSWORTH requires. This material is particularly suited to adventure centres, clubs or individuals that demand long life from a lightweight product.
One-Piece Alloy Straight Shaft
AINSWORTH has been making alloy shafted paddles for over 45 years and slowly progressed to being able to process an aluminium alloy that surpasses all its competitors. This titanium enriched alloy is the same spec as used for aircraft construction, it offers the very best corrosion resistance of any aluminium alloy along with a very high tensile strength.
In the AFT paddles the alloy shaft runs through to the tip of the blade and in the ABS Canoe and Rafting paddle it is inserted to within a few cms. from the tip. Both of these properties add significantly to the overall stiffness of the paddle and can only be achieved using this alloy.
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.
Ainsworth takes pride in creating the strongest, lightest and most durable paddles on the market. Ainsworth is very confident in the performance of its paddles and offers a one year warranty.
The warranty applies from the date of purchase and is restricted to the original purchaser. It covers defects in materials and craftsmanship under normal use. Note that the warranty does not cover edge wear.