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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: Orange 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 you.
- Paddler height: 183cm or taller, recommended paddle length: 208-218cm.