Tahitian teardrop blade as it was first presented back in the mid-1970’s, has become one of the most universally used forms. The shape was borrowed from the Tahitians, by world wide paddle makers & shapers for outrigger canoeing communities. A very forgiving shape, easy to achieve high stroke rates, ease of “feathering” during the recovery phase of the stroke. The medium flex shaft is less stressful on the joints.
The Keanu is available in a two piece adjustable.
Min height 71″(180cm) – max height 91.5″(233cm) Anti Twist Weight: 700Gr.
Clamp system – is a double flat head screw.
The Keanu is a high aspect leaf shape. Standing and paddling presents some interesting challenges to leverage in respect of the centre of gravity of the paddler. The advantage of the high aspect blade is that its shape allows for the shaft to be in the vertical position longer and promotes a much improved paddle technique.