Our paddles come in three different constructions and flex patterns so that you can find the one that suits your performance and your price. We use 24K, 12K prepreg carbon as well as carbon / glass to optimize the strength to weight ratio. Lastly, our popular FLOW and Youth adjustable paddles have set a standard in ease of use and adjustability. These paddles are perfect for use with the whole family. Our FLOW 2 and 3 piece feature Lever Lock™ adjustability with 16 inches of travel to accommodate anyone who wants to go for a paddle and our Youth adjustable paddles are great for kids getting into the sport.
Even the fastest boards in the world can be faster with an effective paddle. This is why we have spent so much time retooling our paddle line (literally) from blade, to oval shaped shaft to, ergo handle. Our new blade design has been optimized to have a higher aspect ratio, more catch, and a cleaner release. This is a fancy way of saying we have made our blades even faster in and out of the water. Additionally, we wrapped the edge in ABS to protect against impact damage. Our proprietary shaft design is a tapered oval to round ID that can accept either a stardard, EVA wrapped, cut to fit, carbon handle, OR a Lever Lock 6” carbon adjustable handle for the ultimate in performance adjustability. No more cutter’s regret! You can now seamlessly change up your paddle length between surfing and racing. One paddle, more options.
LEVERLOCK™ ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM
We’ve tested them all and this is the best adjustment system we’ve found. The feel and performance of a fixed-length paddle with the versatility and convenience of an adjustable. Featuring an infinite adjustment range, no clunky adjustment mechanism to get in the way and no parts to lose. Made of rugged polycarbonate, fiberglass and stainless steel for maximum durability and performance.
Extensive testing helped us determine the ideal flex pattern for maximum comfort and performance. Adding a bit more flex to the paddle provides positive feedback to the user and maximizes effective power output while reducing stress on joints for longer, more enjoyable paddle sessions.
The design and performance of SIC paddle blades is based around three phases of an efficient paddle stroke:
The Catch Our blade are designed for a smooth entry into the water with minimal splash or blade rotation during entry. This allows the blade to become firmly planted in the water for the second phase of the stroke…
The Pull This is where power is applied from the paddler, to the blade, into the water and is what propels you forward. Keeping the blade slightly narrower and longer than traditional SUP paddle blades gives you several “gears” depending on how deeply you insert the paddle into the water. Together with a slight dihedral in the blade it also reduces cavitation (flutter) for maximum transfer of power from body to blade to water.
The Recovery Just as important as the Catch, a clean recovery minimizes power loss and maintains rhythm. Oxbow paddle blades have minimal ‘curve’ in the blade and a thin profile. This allows the blade to “pop” out of the water at the end of the stroke quickly and cleanly. The thin profile also increases blade performance when feathering the paddle through the water, which is an advanced recovery technique used in many situations, from helping maintain balance to course corrections.