Starboard Tiki Tech Paddle Enduro Fibreglass (Medium Blade)
The starboard tiki tech fibreglass paddle is a fantastic mid-range paddle, with great weight and stiffness characteristics for it’s price.
Being a fixed length paddle, we will cut and glue the paddle to your specific length.
- Medium blade size (81.4 in² 525cm²)
- Round shaft
Our new proprietary blade technology, Tiki Tech features a lightweight PVC core, full ABS rail, glass lay-up and special lightweight surface finish material.
The result is a blade with forgiving flex characteristics, strength, and extremely light weight. The Tiki Tech blades are comparable in weight to our 2012 carbon blade offering, providing a high-performance blade at great value.
We reduced shaft weight by as much as 30% while retaining good flex characteristics and strength.
Great attention was also paid to surface finish/texture creating shafts with light surface texture and matt finish for greatly enhanced grip.
The round shaft shape is light and lively in hand with the strength and rebound characteristics more typically preferred by riders for allround paddling and waves. Sean Poynter and Zane Schweitzer’s choice for wave riding.
Blade Size and Shape
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 used and the more forward motion will be generated.
The smaller blade sizes are recommended for long paddle sessions, lighter people, or those with a high cadence stroke. The larger blade sizes provide immediate power with only a few strokes enabling fast and late drops into waves.
The angle of the paddle blade though the water and the blade’s size dictate the power and efficiency of your stroke. Our blades are angled and foiled to minimize drag and maximize power transfer throughout the stroke. A well-balanced paddle blade squanders little energy.