Carbon 85 Vario RDS

All-around/Cruising/Wave

The Carbon strikes the right balance between performance and value. A carbon/glass fusion blade provides just the right balance between stiffness and flex, for efficient energy transference when cruising and increased balance in waves. Available in both vario and 3-piece options, this paddle is easy to transport and adjust on the fly. The new anti-twist vario system features a single-notch system for perfect blade/handle alignment every time. The Hydro Seal fortifies the shaft exterior creating a watertight seal that enhances buoyancy—a helpful feature for newer paddlers. 

  • NEW Anti-twist Vario System = Easy length adjustment + enhanced durability + adaptive flex pattern in upper shaft

  • Hydro Seal = More watertight + fortifies shaft exterior + improves buoyancy
  • Precision Cut CNC HD Core = Absolute precision shaping
  • ABS Rail = Built-in blade edge protection
  • High Temperature Pre-preg Molding = Optimized resin content & cure + impact resistant

APPR. PADDLE WEIGHT (+/- 5%)

589 g

SURFACE AREA

548 cm² / 85 in²

SHAFT DIAMETER

RDS

Construction

  • Glass Matrix with UD Carbon Stringer = Increased stiffness + flex balance

  • ABS Rail = Built-in blade edge protection

  • High Temperature Pre-preg Molding = Optimized resin content & cure +  impact resistant

  • Precision Cut CNC HD Core = Absolute precision shaping

Paddle Technology

NEW Anti-twist Vario System

  • NEW Hydro Seal
  • NEW Stronger single notch vario shaft
  • NEW Optimized vario shaft flex pattern
  • NEW Optimized single notch vario adjuster
  • Easy length adjustment
  • Perfect Blade/Handle alignment

40% Pre-preg Carbon Shaft

Best balance between durability, weight, flex & value

NEW EVA T-handle

  • EVA Traction grip coating
  • Comfort grip
  • NEW Lower profile
  • Lightweight