About Us

Welcome to VE Paddles, the home of Aircore technology. Owned and operated by Palm Equipment International Ltd. We design and manufacture performance paddles for kayaking and canoeing.

Founded in Nottingham, England, in 2008, VE stands for Vertical Element; reflecting the mission to make paddles to meet the needs of elite paddlers.

VE Paddles are handmade in Britain from the very best materials – toughened prepreg composites – to produce stronger, more damage-tolerant blades; loved by owners the world over.

At VE we have spent over a decade researching and developing paddle design, with input from some of Britain’s finest paddlers. We offer a collection of styles and configurations in carbon and glass fibre for creeking, freestyle, canoeing, SUP, touring and sea kayaking.

The unique Aircore spine shape is a hallmark of VE Paddles – creating a stronger, buoyant blade without the need to fill with foam.

VE offers a personal service and in-depth product knowledge, where you can ask for advice and buy with confidence, knowing that you are getting a superior product optimised for you.