Aqua Paddle Inc. with Driver blade.
Available in 5 variations: from 1 section with shaft cut to your size to 3 sections.
Flexibility index of the shaft of 20 or 40 to accommodate your practice (will depend on the chosen shaft).
Weight between 500 and 615 grams depending on the version.
The shape and size of the Driver blade are dedicated to high frequency paddling. A smaller area of ??76 sq. in. and its rounded shape at the end allows you an easy entry phase into the water even if the power phase is less impressive than on wider paddles. The vertical edge allows for increased fluidity and is suitable for higher paddling frequencies.
It is a technical blade with a double concave shape and a central water guide on the inner (rear) side. This is to control the “flutter” (oscillation of the paddle from right to left during the power phase) and increase the control while allowing a maximum transfer of energy to the water.
Aqua Inc. assembles the Driver blade paddle on demand, in five shaft versions according to YOUR needs.
Check our page on different paddles and their various features in order to have clear ideas for making a choice here: Technique.
Blade technical details.
Pure carbon blade (3K) with:
Length: 490 mm (19.3 in.)
Width: 165 mm (6.5 in.)
Surface area: 490 cm2 (76 Sq.in.)
Angle (with the shaft): 10 °
Shaft technical details.
Pure carbon construction with 2 grip finishes according to the models, Diamond and Rotary.
Option “U-cut” (cut to your size), 2 parts (adjustable) and 3 sections (for the trip)
28mm round section available in all 1, 2 or 3 part shaft versions.
In summary, the length is cut from 160cm to 215cm for the “U-cut” version, adjustable from 160cm to 215cm for the adjustable version thanks to the double locking and anti twist locking ring, and finally from 160cm to 215cm for the version 3 parts that in addition to being adjustable has a unique hexagonal internal connection area between the handle and the blade. Oval section of 32mm in its largest width, only available in “U-cut” version.
Finally, the Flex is 20 (ultra rigid) for the U-cut oval handle and 40 (rigid medium) for the rest of the shafts.
Making it simple, the Driver paddle is the paddle of choice for sprint or smaller/lighter people. The excellent reviews published in https://standuppaddlemag.co.uk/ and https://www.sup-mag.de/ prove it, you make a very good choice with the 2019 range of Aqua Inc.