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VE glass Explorer - Carbon shaft

£299.17

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If you're not quite sure what paddle length you require please refer to our recommended paddle lengths table.

Height [Feet & Inches]Paddle Length [cm]
5' 4" and under215 - 225 cm
5' 5" - 6'220 - 230 cm
6' and over225 - 235 cm
Height [Feet & Inches]Freestyle / PlayboatingRiver Running
4' 8"131 cm137 cm
4' 9"132 cm138 cm
4' 10"133 cm139 cm
4' 11"134 cm140 cm
5'135 cm141 cm
5' 1"136 cm142 cm
5' 2"137 cm143 cm
5' 3"138 cm144 cm
5' 4"139 cm145 cm
5' 5"140 cm146 cm
5' 6"141 cm147 cm
5' 7"142 cm148 cm
5' 8"143 cm149 cm
5' 9"144 cm150 cm
5' 10"145 cm151 cm
5' 11"146 cm152 cm
6'147 cm153 cm
6' 1"148 cm154 cm
6' 2"149 cm155 cm
6' 3"150 cm156 cm
Height [Feet & Inches]SurfingRacingTouring / Yoga
4' 8"60"62"64"
4' 9"61"63"65"
4' 10"62"64"66"
4' 11"63"65"67"
4' 12"64"66"68"
5'65"67"69"
5' 1"66"68"70"
5' 2"67"69"71"
5' 3"68"70"72"
5' 4"69"71"73"
5' 5"70"72"74"
5' 6"71"73"75"
5' 7"72"74"76"
5' 8"73"75"77"
5' 9"74"76"78"
5' 10"75"77"79"
5' 11"76"78"80"
5' 12"77"79"81"
6'78"80"82"
6' 1"79"81"83"
6' 2"80"82"84"
6' 3"81"83"85"
Height [Feet & inches]Freestyle / PlayboatingPlayboating and River RunningCreek Boating / River Running
4' 8"178 cm182 cm184 cm
4' 9"179 cm183 cm185 cm
4' 10"180 cm184 cm186 cm
4' 11"181 cm185 cm187 cm
5'182 cm186 cm188 cm
5' 1"183 cm187 cm189 cm
5' 2"184 cm188 cm190 cm
5' 3"185 cm189 cm191 cm
5' 4"186 cm190 cm192 cm
5' 5"187 cm191 cm193 cm
5' 6"188 cm192 cm194 cm
5' 7"189 cm193 cm195 cm
5' 8"190 cm194 cm196 cm
5' 9"191 cm195 cm197 cm
5' 10"192 cm196 cm198 cm
5' 11"193 cm197 cm199 cm
6'194 cm198 cm200 cm
6' 1"195 cm199 cm201 cm
6' 2"196 cm200 cm202 cm
6' 3"197 cm201 cm203 cm

Mid-sized with quick power transfer and slightly more pronounced catch suiting a higher angle entry. The Explorer is a playful and strong touring blade for rock hopping or surfing.

Blade Features

  • Whitewater Construction
  • Toughened epoxy pre-impregnated woven glass fibre
  • Shaft Diameter: Ø 30.6 mm
  • Weight: 1056 g (210 cm)
  • Blade Surface Area: 650 cm²
  • Blade Length x Width: 485 mm x 185 mm

Whitewater Construction

Built to the same specification of our whitewater paddles this construction is ideal for those requiring relentless durability where weight is not priority. All VE paddles are made using pre-preg composites and the touring models use the same construction and resin systems as our whiewater models.

Shaft Features

  • 2-piece carbon shaft for increased stiffness and reduced weight
  • Ground grip finish
  • Ovalised grip indexing
  • Stiffer and lighter than glass for when reaction times really matter
  • KajakSport adjustable ferrule – length range: 10 cm
  • Feather adjustability in 10° increments left or right-hand
  • Drip rings fitted as standard

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.

Storing

We strongly recommend that you store your paddle with the ferrule in an open position, not closed. Storing it in the open position ensures the ferrule is not under continuous stress and it will lengthen the service life multiple times