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Blade Materials

Carbon and Glass prepreg fabrics are used in all our polo blades For many reasons prepreg materials are superior to more conventional lay up systems. Unlike wet lay up, or resin infusion systems, prepreg materials are more environmentally friendly in their use, faster and cleaner to process and give more consistent results in strength, weight and durability. We use an epoxy resin system specifically designed for use in high stress sporting and aerospace applications which is pre-impregnated in a 'gel' state to the reinforcing fabrics at precisely controlled resin to fibre weight ratios. The materials are then frozen until required for use to maintain the resin system in a dormant state. After defrosting and lay up in to our moulds in a dry state the materials are cured at high temperature and pressure and after demoulding in around one and a half hours they are totally cured and ready to be cut to shape or simply trimmed and finished, depending on the model, ready for shipping. Unlike conventional resin systems no post curing is required as full strength is reached within the short cure cycle.


Shaft Styles

We use a number of different shafts on our paddles, each one being engineered for optimum feel and performance in conjunction with specific blade designs. All shafts are made with high grade sport/aerospace specification epoxy prepreg materials.

HDG Shaft

HDG - Heavy Duty Glass. 100% glass construction. A high strength shaft with good flexibility which will withstand extreme whitewater use and the exceptionally high stresses suffered in canoe polo.

CXT Shaft

CXT - Carbon Extreme. 52% glass, 37% carbon, 11% kevlar. A very carefully tested blend of materials in an exclusive orientation produces our top of the range whitewater and polo shaft with a low weight but very high strength.