About BRAČA-SPORT® Paddles

FastPaddler is the Exclusive, Factory-Direct, US Distributor for BRAČA-SPORT®.

Owned and operated by Chris Chappell in Boston, Massachusetts.

BRAČA-SPORT® has 11 different kayak paddle models. Each model has options for surface area and blade length. You can choose shaft flexibility and adjustment length, typically stiffer shafts for larger blades. We keep several models in stock at all times for faster shipping to you-  VISIT FULL SHOP, or you can order any other model, in any configuration, to be included in our next shipment.  We also stock Braca SUP and Braca Dragon paddles.

The BRAČA-SPORT® Advantage:

A Full service company:  UNICARBON® , a division of BRAČA-SPORT®,  develops, manufactures and markets ultra light, high performance, unidirectional dry and pre-impregnated (prepreg) carbon fabrics, used by manufacturers of advanced Automotive, Ultralight Aircraft, Construction, Energy, Marine, Sports and Recreation applications and products.   Broad in-house engineering and manufacturing talent allows Braca to continually innovate to provide the highest quality and performance paddles – most recently the Extra Light and Surfski Blades and 19K surfski shafts.  BRAČA-SPORT®  is proud to develop, manufacture and market all products from their facilities in Lithuania and Hungary.

High Performance:  BRAČA-SPORT® has a long tradition of winning, consistently being the paddle of choice for top Olympians, World Champions and Elite paddlers around the world.  In 2016 BRAČA-SPORT® continued to be an Official Service Company of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, bringing home the most medals of any paddle supplier.

Weight: In the past Braca paddles were often considered heavy vs. the some of the competition but not anymore.  While not an issue for sprinting, lighter weights are obviously advantageous in longer distance events or training.   FastPaddler stocks primarily the new “Extra Light” blades which are some of the lightest, strongest blades in the industry.    We weighed all of our first 50 paddles, and the weights were consistently lower than the other mainstream competitors we have weighed.  Contact us for more exact weights on your configuration.

Durability: All Carbon – no carbon/foam sandwich.  The Extra Light and Surf ski blades are made from solid carbon, with the Surf ski blades built with slightly more carbon reinforcement to deal with very large surf conditions.  While over time your blade may get scratch or even a slight chip from striking a rock, it will hold up much better than any of the sandwich constructions.  We have examples we can show you.   We can even order optional Kevlar reinforced tips for the adventure class paddler for extreme downriver conditions.

Adjustability: A newly designed locker –  all metal construction.  The locker is very secure and easy to adjust.  There is no slipping and the metal connector is more durable than a plastic locker.   We have a range of paddle shafts available, from stiff sprint shafts to softer surf ski shafts.  Adjustable 19K shafts have a setting range of 10cm and all other adjustable shafts add 5cm range.

Customization: – Choose the paddle blades type, paddle blade size, paddle shaft stiffness, and paddle length to meet your personal requirements.  All our paddles are assembled locally with special industrial hot glue, allowing for later updates to paddle shafts should the need arise.  Or if you have an older Braca paddle, please contact us if would like to update to a newer softer shaft with lever lock and breath new life into that older paddle!

Most paddles on the site are in stock for rapid assembly and ship.  Select your ideal paddle and configure it online.  In-stock, assemble & ships out in 2 days.

Contact us for Special Orders.  Order any equipment from the catalog. We will send an order confirmation and an invoice that is payable online.  [email protected]

We get lots of questions!  Parents and coaches, we value your input. Consolidated shipment with individual invoicing available for teams. Personalized labels.

Our Most Popular BRAČA-SPORT Kayak Paddles

Note:  BRAČA-SPORT® designs and manufactures paddles for: Canoe Polo, Dragon Boat, Flatwater, Freestyle, Marathon, Ocean Racing, Outrigger, Slalom, Touring, Waveski, Stand Up and Wildwater. With a total of 130 different canoe and kayak paddles with over 400,000 configurations, they  have the right paddle for everyone.  FastPaddler now stocks many of these paddles and can also order any of these configurations if we do not have in stock what you are looking for. 

BRAČA-SPORT® Accessories In-Stock 

Braca-sport accessories are perfectly designed for your paddling adventures.  We have several pogies for canoe sprint and kayaking, paddle cases designed for each paddle type, and various apparel.  Braca-sport shirts are fantastic for paddling in cool weather, a performance waffle weave that breathes and adds insulation, a favorite for all sports.