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Gara Paddles Odin-XS Wing Paddle (Pre-Order)

Gara Paddles Odin-XS Wing Paddle (Pre-Order)

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We are out of stock but more is on the way! Place you order now to secure your paddle due to arrive early December 2020.

Contact us to try a demo in Christchurch.

Minimal blade size, maximum performance.

Whether you’re an experienced racer who loves those ultra-long distances, or a beginner who wants to make good time on the water, a small, lightweight paddle is an absolute must for you. Produced by a top-tier South African brand, the hand-built Gara Odin-XS Racing Wing Paddle will make any length of race that much easier to speed through.

Super light and stiff carbon fibre blades have a low swing weight, keeping your strokes free and fast as you rip downstream. A smaller-sized, teardrop blade shape delivers an early and smooth catch, a stable power phase, and a clean exit. Made from carbon fibre and fibreglass, the shaft features an ideal combination of rigidity and flexibility. The split-shaft design enables on-the-go adjustments to length or feather. If you’re an entry-level or smaller built paddler competing in the Coast to Coast Race, this is a great choice of paddle for you.

  • Extra small blades work well for beginners or small-to-midsize athletes on the longest runs.
  • Lightweight carbon fibre blades enable maximum energy transfer and decrease swing weight for extra speed.
  • Used by current world champions.
  • Ideal for multisport racing


  • Blade Tips: Lightweight bi-axle fibreglass (non-metal) reinforced tips. Tip reinforcement improved in 2019 for better Waimak’ durability. Care should still be taken in shallow rivers for the longest possible blade-life.
  • Blade Material: Ultralight carbon-fibre "river" layup.
  • Shaft Material:  Black colour, 40% carbon, 60% glass. The optimum mix of stiffness vs flex.
  • Shaft: Straight shaft 2 piece adjustable split with hand operated clamp. Stow apart, and rinse thoroughly after use in salt water.
  • Adjustment Range: Full range of feather adjustment for left and right handed paddlers with degree indicators.
  • Grip: Key grip included. Standard is right handed grip. Left handed grip available on special order.
  • Paddle Weight: 630g.
  • Blade Size: 472mm x 159mm.
  • Blade Area: 641cm2.

Choosing Your Paddle Length

For Coast to Coast multisport kayaking we recommend a paddle length based on your height with a 10cm adjustment range for fine-tuning.

  • Paddler height: 145cm to 172cm, recommended paddle length: 202-212cm.
  • Paddler height: 172cm to 183cm, both the 202-212cm or 208-218cm options should work for youGo for the shorter length option if you measure lower on the height scale, and the longer option if you measure at the taller end.
  • Paddler height: 183cm or taller, recommended paddle length: 208-218cm.