Braca Paddle Sizes Chart2021-05-12T20:55:50+00:00
  • Braca Paddle Sizes, Choosing Options

Braca Paddle Sizes Chart

Paddle sizes and blade types for most popular Braca kayak paddles, I, IV and XI

Braca-sport kayak paddles are engineered to provide the ideal setup for all athletes. Braca fabricates both blades and shafts from their proprietary carbon fiber, resulting in components designed to perform. Each paddle is built to your configuration of blade size, type, and shaft with custom stiffness and length. On this chart, you can find the most popular kayak paddle sizes and blade types.

Blade Constructions

60% Carbon

Softer blade at a lower price, clubs and youth, injury avoidance

Standard

Regular construction, a sprint, and fitness paddle

Extra Light

A lighter version approx 20 to 100 g lighter than standard

Marathon

Kevlar tips for durability for rugged conditions

Surfski

Constructed for reverse forces of brace and current in all waters

Soft

A softer, more forgiving performance blade

Dark blade colors are in stock and will be expertly assembled and shipped and arrive within days.
Light blade colors can be ordered for the next shipment.
If Braca makes it you can get it!

ModelBladeSurface Area (cm2/in2)Length (cm)Width (cm)Weight Standard (g/oz) Min
Name
Blade ConstructionAthletes
Braca XI Van Dusen '92 675675675/104.649.515600/21.2-XStandardExtra LightMarathonSurfskiXSurfski, marathon, youth sprint, lightest paddler
Brača XI Van Dusen '92 705705705/109.349.815.5600/21.2xs-minXStandardExtra LightMarathonSurfskiXSurfski, marathon, youth sprint, lighter paddler
Brača XI Van Dusen '92 735735735/113.950.515.7620/21.9s-minXStandardExtra LightMarathonSurfskiXSurfski, marathon, small sprinter, average strength paddler.
Brača XI Van Dusen '92 760760760/117.851.116640/22.6minXStandardExtra LightMarathonSurfskiXMarathon, sprint, ICF Sprint midpoint
Brača XI Van Dusen '92 775775775/120.151.116.8660/23.3x-minXStandardExtra LightMarathonSurfskiXMarathon, sprint, large paddler
Brača XI Van Dusen '92 795795795/123.251.317.2710/25.0s-maxXStandardExtra LightXXXSprint, large paddler
Brača XI Van Dusen '92 815815815/126.351.617.6730/25.7maxXStandardExtra LightXXXSprint, larger paddlers
Brača XI Van Dusen '92 835835835/129.451.918.1750/26.5x-maxXStandardExtra LightXXXSprint, largest paddlers
 
Braca IV 610610610/94.54514.4595/21.0-60% CarbonX

X

XXXMost popular for youth paddlers
Braca IV 635635635/98.445.315.1600/21.2xs-min60% CarbonStandardExtra LightMarathonSurfskiXMost popular for youth paddlers
Braca IV 670670670/103.947.515.2600/21.2-60% CarbonStandardExtra LightMarathonSurfskiSoftMost popular for very light paddler or youth.
Braca IV 705705705/109.24915.8630/22.2s-min60% CarbonStandardExtra LightMarathonSurfskiSoftMost popular size for marathon, surfski, fitness. Typically average to lighter paddler
Braca IV 735735735/113.949.516.3640/22.6min60% CarbonStandardExtra LightMarathonSurfskiSoftMost popular size for marathon distance and surfski. Typically average size and strength paddler
Braca IV 765765765/118.65016.8650/22.9max60% CarbonStandardExtra LightMarathonSurfskiSoftPopular with larger paddlers on flat water. Limited stock.
 
Braca I 775775775/120.151.216.5720/25.3-XStandardExtra LightMarathonXXMarathon, sprint, large paddler
Braca I 790790790/122.251.416.9740/26.1s-minXStandardExtra LightMarathonXXSprint, large paddler
Braca I 805805805/124.851.617760/26.8minXStandardExtra LightMarathonXXSprint, large paddlers
Braca I 820820820/127.151.817.2770/27.2s-maxXStandardExtra LightXXXSprint, larger paddlers
Braca I 840840840/130.25217.5780/27.5maxXStandardExtra LightXXXSprint, largest paddlers
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What is the Carbon 60 blade?2021-05-04T13:54:51+00:00

Brača IV 60 is designed for paddlers who prefer a wing paddle with a softer blade and shaft.  These are priced less than full carbon paddles and are great choices for club teams, youth athletes, and older athletes who appreciate the lower stress configuration.

See configurations in more detail at Braca IV Carbon 60

What should I get for my first wing paddle?2021-05-04T13:14:04+00:00

Contact Chris@FastPaddler.com with your questions!

With Braca you have a few shapes and constructions available.

 

  • Extreme Twist Wing Paddle

    Braca XI Van Dusen ’92 – The Braca XI Van Dusen ’92 is a great shape to take a look at, it’s one of our most popular paddles for its power at varied cadences. A solid performer that uses rotation to great advantage. Wide range of blade sizes and constructions to check out.

 

  • Innovative Tear-drop Model

    Bracsa VIII – Bracsa VIII is based on an innovative blade concept. It was designed and engineered to facilitate a softer catch and the generation of smooth, precise and consistent strokes. The Bracsa VIII makes an ideal first wing paddle for sea kayakers due to the soft catch and more forgiving forward stroke posture. These paddles are brand new but with an older label so they are offered at a competitive price.

 

  • Also Take advantage of the ability to pick a specific shaft stiffness and custom paddle length, adjustable to 5 or 10 cm centered around your most used length, so you have the flexibility to make adjustments on the fly.
Is the Surfski blade just for ocean paddling?2021-05-04T13:22:09+00:00

No, it’s a great option for flatwater also. Surfski blades have a special reinforcement in the most stressed areas, which makes them suitable for paddling in any waters with current and frequent bracing, including the surf zone. Designed for more strength when bracing or with unpredictable water/wave patterns. When paddling on big waves, these blades have to withstand reverse forces when stabilizing or paddling backward. Surfski paddling requires a softer but more durable shaft, which has to be light at the same time. Braca developed the 19K and our new shaft, the 21K, especially for this purpose.

Braca XI, IV Surfski Configurations – We recommend 19K or 21K Shafts with your selection of Surfski Blade Size.

I’m using an Epic Small Mid Wing paddle, which Braca paddle should I look at?2021-05-10T16:21:46+00:00

With a wide range of blade sizes, paddlers looking for a powerful catch and a smaller blade than the Epic Small Mid Wing go for Braca XI 735, 705 or to go even smaller the Braca XI 675.

Braca IV is also a great option and has a large range of sizes and blade types to choose from.

Take advantage of the ability to pick a specific shaft stiffness and custom paddle length, adjustable to 5 or 10 cm around your most used length.

I’m using an Epic Mid Wing paddle which Braca is a good option?2021-05-10T16:15:54+00:00

The Braca XI Van Dusen ’92 is a great shape to take a look at, it’s one of our most popular paddles for its power at varied cadences. A solid performer that uses rotation to great advantage. Wide range of blade sizes and constructions to check out. Braca is a licensed manufacturer of the Van Dusen paddle design.

The Braca IV shape offers blade sizes from 610 to 765 and then the Braca I from 775 to a whopping 840.  The Braca IV also has a 60% carbon option for clubs and youth.

Take advantage of the ability to pick a specific shaft stiffness and custom paddle length, adjustable to 5 or 10 cm centered around your most used length, so you have the flexibility to make adjustments on the fly.

 

 

How do I select a shaft?2021-05-04T13:03:06+00:00

Generally, sprinters use the least flexible shafts and marathon and surfski use the more flexible.

If more flex is the goal then pairing a blade with a softer shaft is recommended over a softer blade with a stiff shaft.

21K: Stiffness = 6.2. Designed in collaboration with Oscar Chalupsky for the Surfski market, or anyone looking for the softest, lightweight 100% carbon shaft on the market. 10cm of adjustment.

19K: Stiffness = 4.5. Designed in collaboration with Oscar Chalupsky for the Surfski market, or anyone looking for a more flexible, lightweight 100% carbon shaft. 10cm of adjustment.

17K: Stiffness = 3.3. Less popular, but often used for paddlers who feel the 19K may be too soft. 5cm of adjustment.

06K: Stiffness = 3.1. Popular for 735, 705 size blades on flat water, some mild ocean paddling. 5cm of adjustment. The most popular Sprint Kayak choice is 06K or 04K.

04K: Stiffness = 3.0. Popular 760 and 775 size blades for larger paddlers on flat water. 5cm of adjustment. The most popular Sprint Kayak choice is 06K or 04K.

03K: Stiffness = 2.8. Popular 775 and 815 size blades for largest sprint paddlers on flat water. 5cm of adjustment.

02K: Stiffness = 2.6. Popular 775 and 815 size blades for largest sprint paddlers on flat water. 5cm of adjustment.

 

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