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HIKU Full Carbon Outrigger Paddle

HIKU Full Carbon Outrigger Paddle

Regular price $391.00 USD
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Waka Ama / Va'a / Outrigger Canoe Paddles

Ta-da we offer the latest addition to the Tai Paddles range; The Hiku.

In designing the Hiku, the focus was on increasing stability and grip in the water. To achieve this, several adjustments were made to the design, in comparison to past designs.

The Hiku has an increased blade offset to 15˚ while maintaining the same entry angle as a Broadbill thus moving the blade further into a pulling position.

In addition, the V on the power face creates an even split for the water, providing the blade with more stability.

When designing the  new full composite shafts TP's goal was to create a shaft that is light weight, strong and with similar flex properties to a timber shaft.  This is achieved by controlling the percentage of carbon fibre and fibreglass in the shaft and also the orientation of the fibre weave. The result is consistent shaft weights and flex.

The paddle shaft is double bend/curved and available in two flex options. Regular Flex  for all round paddling and Stiff Flex for shorter distance and stronger paddlers.

Paddler Profile:

The Hiku would compliment shorter 'reach' paddlers, wishing to gain stroke length. It's lightweight, therefore would also compliment the less stronger paddler with regular flex to avoid 'water flutter'. For stronger paddlers, the Stiff Flex would be beneficial. All said, this paddle is perfect for the everyday paddler.

Finally, let's address blade width.  With a range of blade lengths available, please remember , the wider the blade the more water will be pulled. So... wider blades will generally be more comfortable for stronger paddles. Stroke rating must also be considered. If a high rating is used a smaller width blade is generally more comfortable and assists early fatigue. 

The larger blade offset will assist to reduce downward drag on the back of the stroke. 

 Important information:

  • Blade Width : 9.0", 9.25" and 9.5" options
  • Blade Length : 18.5″ | 47cm
  • ‍Blade Offset : 15˚
  • Surface area : 117- 123 in² 
  • 3K twill carbon laminated in 45˚ to create best stiffness and deflection.
  • Lightweight PVC foam core
  • Unidirectional carbon fiber reinforcement
  • Infusion carbon fiber rail
  • Inlaid branding
  • High gloss finished
  • Regular shaft: All round, standard stiffness for long distance and endurance.
  • Stiff shaft: For sprint, shorter distance and stronger paddlers.

An interesting fact: Tai Paddles are now made from components and materials from both overseas and NZ, the woodworking and finishing is done in the coastal town of Whaingaroa -- Raglan, Aotearoa.

* Worldwide Shipping available.

* International Warranty: Limited 1 year Warranty.

* Paddle design: Raglan, Aotearoa.

 

Materials

Blade: epoxy, carbon fibre, fibreglass, pvc foam, reinforced carbon fibre edge.

Shaft: epoxy, carbon fibre, fibreglass, pvc foam

Usage Guide

If you don't know how to use this paddle, you're on the wrong website!

Care Instructions

Care and love it like a puppy.

Consider purchasing the CPA all purpose paddle bag to protect your paddle.

Technical Information

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  • Full carbon outrigger paddle

    Lightweight outrigger paddle

  • Racing paddle

    Regular or stiff

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