"New for 2024 limited release available now"
From VE Paddles:
A narrow cruising blade shape with small surface area and increased neck-to-tip length. Suiting lower-angle paddling, power is transferred gradually into the stroke as the blade submerges, reducing fatigue when used on long days.
Available in two blade constructions, carbon Aircore or epoxy Glass. "The carbon Aircore with VE’s unique Aircore spine adding strength and buoyancy. The epoxy Glass, creating a highly durable finish, complemented by a polyester dye-sub layer adding a stylish look."
Also available in two shaft constructions, carbon or glass. "The glass shaft offers increased flex for improved in-water feel and reduction in arm fatigue. The carbon shaft offers a direct power transfer and reduces overall paddle weight."
"Our 'Touring-lite' lay-up reduces blade weight by up to 30%, creating a lighter and more supple feel; suited for touring paddles. By reducing material weight and removing layers in the multi-step tip, the blade is 60% thinner at the end, making for a lower swing weight which helps reduce fatigue over distance. All VE paddles are made using prepreg composites and the touring models use the same construction and resin systems in the spine as standard constructions – providing essential strength and rigidity in key areas. On glass dye-sublimated models, the polyester fabric layer offers an extra armour coating, adding additional durability.
The KajakSport ferrule provides any feather and up to 10 cm of length adjustment. Working instantly both right- and left-handed, its simple design provides reliable, hassle-free operation – fully corrosion-free thanks to robust nylon construction."
- Blade surface area: 633 cm²
- Blade length x width: 520 mm x 156 mm
- Shaft diameter: Ø 30.6 mm
- 2-piece glass shaft for increased flex
- Ground and waxed grip finish
- Ovalised grip indexing
- KajakSport adjustable ferrule – length Range: 10 cm
- Feather adjustability in 10° increments left or right-hand
- Drip rings fitted as standard
Weights and prices
Carbon blade / carbon shaft: 784g, £425
Carbon blade / glass shaft: 795g, £400
Glass blade / carbon shaft: TBCg, £350
Glass blade / glass shaft: TBCg, £325
By Philip Clegg
With over two decades of working in the sea kayaking industry, Phil can be found on a daily basis coaching for Sea Kayaking Anglesey. That's when he's not expeditioning, playing or putting kit to the test.