ve pro canoe paddle carbon blade carbon shaft uncut
The VE Pro Canoe Paddle Carbon Blade Carbon Shaft is light, strong, buoyant and powerful.
Made from 100% carbon fibre which is pre-impregnated with toughened epoxy resin.
This blade is manufactured at a very high pressure to produce an extremely solid hard wearing edge.
It comes with a T Grip (Not Wood) and can be made up to your specifications or shipped uncut for you to make up yourself.
Ideal for White Water/ Slalom, Open and Closed deck canoes.
Maximum Length: 170cm
Area: 904 sm²
Overall Length: 553 mm
Overall Width: 206 mm.
Weight at 120cm = Only 405g [+/- 3%]
VE’s Aircore Pro carbon blades give you the stiffness and buoyancy of a foam-core blade with the reliability of laminate edges for a longer-lasting, higher performance paddle.
No Foam Core
VE (Vertical Element) have developed the spine geometries and a manufacturing process that means they can use a hollow spine instead of a foam core, resulting in more reinforcing fibres in the blade and less weight.
Due to the weight saved by this process, their blades typically have 30% more reinforcing fibres than competitors and still produce a lighter, stronger paddle.
By having a hollow core, the extra reinforcing material they use prevents the puncturing problems that are common with foam-cored paddles.
VE have designed their paddles with structural analysis software and they have been tested and approved by some of the world’s best paddlers with outstanding feedback – VE are building super-strong blades which flex in the right places and feel great on the water.
VE Aircore carbon blades have a tapered spine which has been optimised to give an exceptionally strong blade whilst keeping the cross-sectional profile to a minimum. This gives a blade which slices through the water with ease and a geometry that looks amazing.
Every set of VE Paddles is made in Britain, by hand. Care is taken at each step so you can rely on VE as your connection to the water. VE paddles are made using pre-preg carbon and fibreglass materials and compression moulded construction techniques. Blades are fitted onto proprietary carbon or glass shafts; in straight, crank and split versions. All VE Paddles are assembled to a strict process, to ensure a quality finished product.
more about the brand
Founded in Nottingham, England, in 2008, VE stands for Vertical Element; reflecting the mission set by founder Dr. Stuart Morris to make paddles to meet the needs of elite paddlers.
VE Paddles with innovative Aircore technology, are handmade in Britain from the very best materials – toughened prepreg composites – to produce stronger, more damage tolerant blades; loved by owners the world over.
VE have spent over a decade researching and developing paddle design, with input from some of Britain’s finest paddlers.
You can check out their full range and some great info about all things paddle at vepaddles.com.
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