This Carbon Kevlar Paddle Shaft is used to replace a broken paddle shaft, or in the construction of a new paddle. It requires you to have the paddle blades. This shaft has a single moulded in index (bulge/ locator) but is otherwise round. The paddles can still be set at any angle and the shaft can be cut to adjust the total paddle length. Extra locators or paddle angle indexing can be added in addition to the inbuilt locator.
Carbon Kevlar is the toughest of the shafts we stock and is mainly used by whitewater paddlers and expedition kayakers where durability is key.
The length of the shaft is at least 140cm (may be longer).
It has an external Ø (diameter) of 28.9 mm
an internal Ø of 26.4mm
Please check the dimensions you require both the length and diameter as it will need to fit your paddle blades as well as the overall length of your paddle – will not suit a longer length paddle.
If the shaft inserts into your paddle blade you will be sanding the external surface to help the glue adhere. Please be aware that this will shrink the diameter slightly.
The Internal Ø dimensions are used for either
- Joiners (i.e. when make a 2 or 4 piece paddle) you will need to buy a spigot that fits. It should fit as a tolerance fit (Slide in and out but not wiggle) The external diameter of the spigot should be the same as the internal diameter of the shaft.
- When the paddle blade inserts inside the shaft. You will need to measure the blade spigot in this case. Note however that you can sand your paddle spigot to make it smaller and you can fill excess gaps with a gap filling glue or resin (should the paddle spigot not be round, or two small etc.) so it does not need to be an as exact fit in this case
External Diameter is used for selecting the ferrule section if installing an adjustable Joiner e.g. in this case we suggest the use the Kajaksport 29mm -26.5mm Ferrule
This is the shaft only and does not come with paddle blades
Other paddle parts such as 2 piece joiners, spigots, locators, heat shrink etc. are available from us separately.