Minimal weight, maximum performance.
Experience the satisfaction of speed on the water with the Gara Odin-River Wing Paddle. This hand-built paddle, crafted by world-class South African brand Gara Racing Paddles, is designed to enhance your performance whether you're an experienced multi-sport racer or a beginner paddler looking to make good time. With its lightweight construction and cutting-edge blade shape, this paddle is a joy to use for both training and racing.
- Lightweight and Stiff Carbon-Fibre Blades: The super light and stiff carbon-fibre blades minimise swing-weight, allowing for free and fast strokes as you power downstream. Their world-class teardrop shape ensures an early and smooth catch, a stable power phase, and a clean exit.
- Carbon-fibre and Fibreglass Shaft: The shaft, made from a combination of carbon-fibre and fibreglass, strikes the perfect balance between rigidity and flexibility. This optimal combination enhances your paddling performance and efficiency.
- Split-Shaft Design: The innovative split-shaft design enables on-the-go adjustments to the length and feather of your paddle. This ensures a customisable fit and allows you to easily adapt to different racing conditions.
Blade Size Options
- Odin-XS: Ideal for entry-level multi-sport, smaller-built athletes in stable boats, or ultra-long distance racing.
- Odin-S: Recommended for intermediate multi-sport, stronger athletes in intermediate boats, or medium-long distance racing.
- Odin-M: Designed for elite-level multi-sport, well-conditioned athletes in intermediate-elite boats, or shorter-distance racing.
Blade Size Specifications
- Odin-XS Blade Size: 472mm x 159mm
- Odin-XS Blade Area: 675cm2
- Odin-S Blade Size: 478mm x 166mm
- Odin-S Blade Area: 700cm2
- Odin-M Blade Size: 494mm x 170mm
- Odin-M Blade Area: 740cm2
- Blade Tips: Lightweight bi-axle fibreglass reinforced tips. Care should still be taken in shallow rivers for the longest possible blade life.
- Blade Material: Carbon-fibre "river" layup.
- Shaft Material: Orange-coloured, 40% carbon, 60% glass. The optimum mix of stiffness vs flex.
- Shaft Type: Straight shaft, 2-piece adjustable split with a hand-operated clamp.
- Shaft Adjustment Range: +10cm length adjustment. Full range of feather adjustment for left and right-handed paddlers with degree indicators.
- Grip: Key grip included. Standard is a right-handed grip. Left-handed grip is available on special order.
- Total Paddle Weight: 630g (Odin-XS).
How to Choose the Right Length
|Your Height (cm)||
Your Height (in)
|142 – 157 cm||
4'8" – 5'2"
200 – 210 cm
|157 – 172 cm||
5'2" – 5'8"
200 – 210 cm or 205 – 210 cm
|172 – 183 cm||
5'8" – 6'
205 – 215 cm
|183 – 190 cm||
6' – 6'3"
205 – 215 cm or 210 – 220 cm
|190 cm +||
210 – 220 cm
Experience the power and efficiency of the Gara Odin-River Wing Paddle, and conquer the river with speed and precision. Whether you're competing in the Coast to Coast or other multi-sport races, this paddle is the ultimate companion for paddlers who strive for excellence.