- Patented Slit Technology
- How to choose
High performance and reliability are ZJ's goal for ZJ canoe paddles.
As for the whitewater canoe paddle, the translucent fiberglass is highly impact and abrasion resistant. In addition, the remarkable colors also enhance the beauty and guarantee your safety to a certain extent.
As for the paddle length, you could choose a fixed-length paddle directly, or an adjustable paddle with a hard anodizing anti-corrosion aluminum alloy clamp that could be used by more people in different height.
We promise that ZJ will bring confidence and joy to all paddlers with ZJ paddles!
1. Flexible paddle with a hard anodizing anti-corrosion aluminum alloy adjuster that can suits you better and could be used by more people in different height.
2. Translucent fiberglass blade is highly impact and abrasion resistant.
3. The striking colors enhance the beauty and guarantee your safety to a greater extent.
4. Prepreg Carbon Fiber Shaft.
Patented Cut Technology-World Rowing & International Canoe Federation approved
High-pressure water created on the front of the blade during a stroke escapes round the edges (backflow) to fill the low pressure area at the back. The cuts allow some high pressure water to squeeze through the blade. As it does so, it loses energy and becomes low-pressure water. This maintains the driving force of the blade while creating a softer catch and more stable stroke.
By meticulously placing angled cuts or slits through the face of the blade,
- LESS STRESS– the progressive power curve, results in significantly less physiological stress in shoulder and back, less possibility of muscle strain, enabling maximum enjoyment and shorter recovery time.
- NO LOSS OF PERFORMANCE– there is no loss of power or performance from the blade, enabling their owners to maximize performance more than ever before with less risk of fatigue and injury.
- SOFTER CATCH– the progressive power curve, provides a softer and smoother catch, maintaining good acceleration and is easier to keep the blade locked on through to the finish.
- MORE GRIP– The cuts grip the water more easily, provide greater control and improve stability in the paddling stroke.
- CLEAN FINISH– maintaining the high/low pressure differential gives a cleaner extraction at the finish.
45*19.5 cm/17.7*7.67 in
Orange, Blue, Yellow, Green
Fixed length: 125-150cm
Adjustable length: 137-158cm
Blade Surface Area
125 sq in
1. If the Length/Color is not listed on the selection listing, please kindly choose “Other” to submit the order and leave us a message in the ORDER NOTE (Length/Color).
2. Normally ship out within 7 days after receiving your payment.
3. Please kindly unpack the package and check the paddles in front of the forwarder, please do not accept the package, not to sign the bill if there is any damage on the paddles, thanks, or we will be not responsible for the damaged paddles, hoping that you may understand it, thanks.
4. Please kindly note that all the sizes indicated are manual measured, there may be 5 MM more or less. If you prefer highly of the exactness, please kindly consider it before ordering. Thanks for your kind understanding.
5. All importing fees caused (Tax, duties, etc.) will be at buyer’s cost. Please kindly note that we will not be responsible for any import fees if caused. Thanks for your kindly understanding.
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On the water: Sit inside the canoe and measure the vertical distance from your nose to the waterline. This measurement should match the distance from a paddle's grip to the throat, where the paddle shaft meets the blade.
In store, trying out a paddle: Kneel down with your bottom about 6" off the floor, as if sitting in a canoe. Hold the paddle upside down, with the grip on the floor. The throat of the paddle should be between your chin and your nose.
At home, without a paddle: Kneel down with your bottom about 6" off the floor, as if sitting in a canoe. Measure from the floor to your nose.
To fine-tune the fit:
For wider canoes or paddling from the stern (rear seat), consider adding 2" to the paddle length so you can reach the water without excessive leaning.
Buying for a child? Kid-specific paddles offer shorter lengths, narrower shafts and T-grips so little hands can control them more easily.
A lighter paddle means less fatigue during a long day of canoeing. But don't shop by weight alone—the best paddles balance weight, strength and flexibility. For flatwater canoeing, a flexible paddle helps absorb shock with every stroke. Whitewater enthusiasts prefer a strong, stiff paddle.
* Blade Shape
Blade shape is complex, but it can be simplified by where you paddle:
Long and skinny blades (traditional beavertail) are good for cruising on lakes.
Shorter and wider blades are best for rivers and shallow water.
Not sure what size to get? Paddle blades measuring 8" x 20" are most common and are a suitable choice for most canoeists.
There are 2 common shapes:
A palm grip (also called a pear or teardrop grip) offers flatwater paddlers excellent comfort and control. The shape fits naturally into the palm of your hand and is comfortable for long trips. Most paddles have a palm grip.
A T-grip lets you wrap your fingers around the handle, so it offers precise control and a sure grip. Because of this, it is the preferred shape for whitewater paddlers and children's paddles.
Straight: This traditional style handles all-around paddling. It excels on rivers because it allows a variety of maneuvering and bracing strokes. Whitewater canoeists almost always prefer these.