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Do not under estimate the importance of choosing a good
Carbon Paddle
 "In the World of paddles, Carbon is King"

100% carbon only refers to the fibres used, not what style of carbon or how much carbon is in the paddle.
Neither does it tell you how much resin or fillers are used...

ZRE and Starboard lead the way in high strength and lightweight paddle construction
you only have to try them to feel the difference

Complete paddles
Complete paddles   Shaft Blade Blade shape Blade size Price  
Tiki Tech Hybrid Carbon Round Tiki Tech Enduro S £135
M £135
        L £135
Tiki Tech Hybrid Carbon Oval Tiki Tech Bolt S £155
M £155
        L £155
               
Carbon Carbon Round 38 Carbon Enduro S £339
        M £339
        L £339
Carbon Carbon Oval 38 Carbon Bolt S £369
        M £369
        L £369
             
Travel Paddle 3 part Hybrid Carbon Round  Tiki Tech Enduro M £199
Travel Paddle 3 part Carbon Round Carbon Bolt M £429


 High Aspect 100% carbon paddles from Starboard
High Aspect design 100% carbon paddles at just 409g size M at  £295
High Aspect design 100% carbon paddles at just 409g size L at  £295



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Blades Tiki Tech Enduro Design         
Ideal kids blade (RRP £105) now 50% off xs £50
out of stock ideal for the lighter framed & kids s £105
Size "M" is recommended for most uses M £105
L £105
out of stock XL £105
           
Blades Tiki Tech Bolt  Design       
out of stock ideal for the lighter framed & kids s £110
out of stock Size "M" is recommended for most uses M £110
out of stock L £110
Blades Carbon Enduro Design     
      S £199
Size "M" is recommended for most uses M £199
Size "L" is recommended for most uses L £199
XL £199
Blades Carbon Bolt Design 
  S £210
Size "M" is recommended for most uses M £210
Size "L" is recommended for most uses L £210
           
    Blade to shaft ferule   £10

Shafts
Round Hybrid Carbon S40 £50
Carbon S40 £110
Carbon S38 £110
           
Oval Hybrid Carbon S40 £50
Carbon S40  (S35 and S45 available on special request) £110
         
Hybrid Carbon 3 Piece Adjustable shaft for travel £75
Carbon 3 Piece Adjustable shaft for travel £160
    3 Piece Blade Connection Stub £39
           
  Premium Glass Equivalent to S40 stiffness £50
  Premium Glass Equivalent to S40 stiffness £50
  Premium Carbon Equivalent to S40 stiffness £100
  Foil Premium Carbon Equivalent to S40 stiffness £100

Handles
Carbon Palm Handle £25
  Carbon Palm Handle   £25
  Carbon Long Handle Round 30cm in length £39
Click here to include a free Blade Runner with a complete paddle Free
Click here to include a Diamond Grip with your new complete paddle
(Note: Diamond Grip cannot be fitted to the 3 part shafts due to the clamp) 
Free
Click here to include a Blue Chip adjustable padded Paddle Bag £20
We can supply and assemble paddles to your required length. However:- when ordering paddles and paddle components, if no final overall length is given, we will supply the paddle in its component form along with a thermal glue stick (100 mm x 12 mm) ready for you to assemble as per our Thermo Glue Technology instructions info page here

Don't just take our word for how good these Starboard paddles are,
come on one of our Blue Chip paddles and try these high performance paddles
back to back with other top brands and feel the difference

How to build your paddle    
1 Choose your preferred blade design a) The Bolt High Aspect
    b) Enduro
2 Choose your preferred blade technology a) Carbon BX
    b) Tiki Tech
       
3 Choose your blade size Large, Medium, Small or Extra Small
       
4 Choose your shaft a) Round Premium Glass 1 piece
b) Round Premium Carbon 1 piece
    c) Oval Foil Premium 1 piece
d) Round Premium Carbon 3 piece adjustable
       
5 Choose your Handle a) Oval Carbon Palm grip
b) Round Carbon Palm grip
c) Round Moulded Palm grip
    d) Round 30cm long handle Lightweight Palm Grip




3 Piece blade connection Stub
PREMIUM CARBON 3 part Adjustable Shaft Starboard three piece shafts paired with Carbon BX or Tiki Tech blades connect using a secure spring pin protocol system to locate the correct position plus an additional specially designed compression clamp to eliminate any play to guarantee the same performance as a fixed shaft paddle. This is a "game changer" in travel paddles.

         
 

Starboard and Blue Chip take a giant step for paddles by offering the first performance paddle that can be supplied in component form. Blue Chip can even assemble your paddle for you. This means that you could have one complete paddle for flat water and also have a smaller length shaft for waves and a 3 part shaft for travel. You will be able to change your blade size for differing conditions.

  • The blade's size can be compared to the gears of a bike: the higher the gear or the smaller the blade, the less effort each stroke consumes with less forward motion generated. The lower the gear or the bigger the blade, the more energy will be expended and the more forward motion generated.

  • Smaller blade sizes are recommended for long paddle sessions; lighter people, or those with a high cadence stroke. Larger blade sizes provide immediate power, with only a few strokes enabling fast and late drops into waves. A large blade also gives more area to "lean on" while wave riding.

  • The angle of the paddle blade; through the water and the blade's size dictate the power and efficiency of your stroke. Our blades are foiled to minimize drag and maximize power transfer throughout the stroke. A well-balanced paddle blade squanders little energy.

  • A blade's weight is the most important factor in the paddle's weight; as the blade is furthest away from the body, thus requires the most energy to move. A lighter blade translates to less energy consumption per stroke and a longer more enjoyable session or better race results.

  • Starboard have reduced the Carbon blades weight by 35% since last year by developing lighter carbon laminates and you will feel the difference immediately when paddling.

  • Our complete High Aspect adult carbon paddles start at just 408g

  • A longer, narrower blade with a flatter profile; which combines power with a forgiving feel perfect for racing; the choice of champions.

  • The High Aspect is a very efficient deeper; narrower blade designed for the most demanding racers. Its high aspect ratio shape offers more torque for a similar size blade, resulting in better thrust and higher speed over distance. The blade feels like it provides more power for less effort. Biaxial Carbon provides greater flex.

Blue Chip tests the High Aspect Bolt Paddle design

  • You will feel the extra length of the High Aspect Bolt blades right away. You will immediately feel the benefit of the extra reach with the high aspect blade as well as superb catch on the blade entry coupled with a seemingly effortless recovery phase of the stroke.

  • The narrow blade profile provides a comfortable connection from the moment the blade enters the water. Bolt blades slide effortlessly into the catch phase with no big snatch of load on the blade as you power up compared to the “tear drop”. As you progress into the “power” phase and squeeze the blade further below the surface the catch remains positive throughout the “power” phase.

  • A not insignificant benefit of high aspect Bolt blades is the lack of effort required for the recovery element. The Bolt will just slip out of the water sideways with very minimal resistance

Dihedral or no Dihedral – that is the question.

  • Lower aspect blades: These seem to work best with a dihedral to help stop the feathering during the power phase, however, the dihedral should only be slight as the objective of the blade is to remain stationary in the water, therefore a dihedral should not come in to play until the blade is pulled through the water.

  • High Aspect blades: These seldom have dihedrals designed in. High aspect blades typically have very subtle design features like rebound scoop tips which negate the need for dihedrals and allow the blade to catch and remain static in the water.