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Travel Paddles

The Winter season is upon us , So to help you get your rays of Vitamin D with less stressful travel and baggage issues we’ve put together a Travel Paddle analysis guide.
We just hope you don’t have to use it to dig yourself out of the snow!

Travel paddles can come in 2 or 3 pc versions meaning the paddle will break into 2 or 3 pieces before assembly once you’ve arrived at your destination.
The idea that these paddles will pack away into smaller parts mean you can travel with them in your own luggage or in your Isup bag.
If you just can’t live without your one piece paddle then we have also recommended some Travel Paddle bags.

2016 JP Australia Glass PE Vario 3 Pc SUP Paddle

£95

Featuring a combination of a fiberglass shaft and tough fiberglass reinforced Polyethylene (PE) blade this is the heaviest paddle in this guide, although is a great alternative to heavier alloy paddles.Due to the longitudinal structural reinforcements, the PE blades are very light but also very stiff.The inner handle tube fit to the shaft has absolutely no play and there are no holes drilled on the extension or the shaft, so the construction is not compromised.

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The nice feature to the JP 3 piece paddles is that the extension can be attached directly to the bottom blade part to work nicely as a kids paddle.

Longest part 83.5cm
Weight 940G
Adjustable 172 – 215 cm


 

2016 Starboard ENDURO Carbon M, Round Carbon 3pc
£369
A well-balanced all round blade design with a medium dihedral providing great stability and good power, will make for a good stick for just about any discipline, not just sup racing: paddlers that like smaller surface area in the surf will like the medium blade.
A favourite blade for world SUP surf Sean Poynter who uses a round shaft combination.
The Travel 3 piece version is relatively stiff, Top-of-the-pile in terms of weight. A perfect travel companion packs down to 85cm, whether its for waves or general paddling – The 3 pc Enduro offers a great stiff paddle with strong joints and a great range of adjustability for wave riding.
Longest part 85cm

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Weight
small 480G adjustable 151 – 211 cm
Medium 495kg adjustable 154 – 213cm


2016 Fanatic carbon 80 Adj 3 pc- (Bag included)
£239
The Carbon 80 From Fanatic is a high performance choice for the ambitious paddler.
Good flex/ stiffness ratio is guaranteed for effortless handling through an 80% Carbon blade and shaft plus additional Kevlar shaft webbing. Available in a new 2017 – 6.25” blade size or 7.25” and 8” 2016 blades, the Union system has the most supreme flex pattern running from the top of the handle to the tip of the blade. When the parts are connected together there is no wobble or rattle – this really is a well thought out travelling Paddle design we like it .
Longest part 87cm

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Weight
6.25 (2017 Version) 660grams
7.25 version 680grams
8’0 version 700 grams
Adjustable 165 – 220 cm


2016 Starboard Enduro Tiki Tech 3 piece
£175
A well-balanced all round blade design with a medium dihedral providing great stability and good power, same as the Full carbon version above but in a cheaper and therefore heavier Tiki Tech Construction.
A Uni Directional Carbon stringer continues all the way from the neck to the blade,
enhancing the reflex characteristics and strength. The Full ABS rail and special scratch proof surface finish make it a paddle that will take plenty of knocks and withstand travel use, the 38 index glass shaft although heavier than its lighter brother above cuts the mustard just fine !

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Sizes – available in Small  73.6 or Medium 81.4 squares inches

Longest part 85.5cm
Weight
Small Tiki tech 650 Grams (blue blade)
Medium Tiki Tech 675 Grams (Red blade)


2017 Red Paddle co Carbon Convertible 3 Pc
£129
The Red Paddle Carbon Convertible paddle is lightweight and super durable featuring a full carbon shaft and Nylon blade which offers a great catch and feels solid in the water albeit made from a material which can take knocks without compromising durability. For the big kids it is an awesome adjustable 3 piece paddle then if your kids want to jump on board, just remove the middle section and all of a sudden it is now a two piece adjustable paddle perfect for juniors to use.
3-Piece Adult adjustable range 167-220cm
3-Piece Kids adjustable range  116-145cm

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Longest part ………….awaiting confirmation
Weight 890 grams

like any of these Paddles take a Look on our 3-piece-Travel paddles section.

 

And lastly what to carry your prized stick in …well the Fanatic comes with a bag included , if another  3 piece Travel paddle model takes your fancy check out this bag http://www.standuppaddleboarding.co.uk/sup-paddles/3-piece-paddles/3-piece-paddle-travel-bag

Red Paddle 3 piece bag

 


 

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