Follow these instructions to keep your carbon paddles and adjusters in working order. These instructions are especially important to prevent adjusters from becoming damaged or frozen in a locked position.
Metal connectors, plastic connectors, and memory Lock all need to be disassembled!
- Saltwater conditions – immediately after use disconnect your paddle into 2 pieces and thoroughly rinse with clean fresh water the adjuster, the shaft exterior and interior, and the blades. Disconnecting and then rinsing is important to avoid salt and debris that can lock up the shaft and adjuster. Plastic connectors are ideal for salt water.
- Freshwater conditions – the paddle should be disassembled and all components thoroughly rinsed with clean fresh water and cleaned every two weeks.
- Paddles should be dried with a soft cloth after each use to prevent limescale and dirt buildup.
- Store your adjustable paddle disassembled if not used for more than two weeks.
Disassemble and Rinse with Clean Fresh Water is important! Allow to dry before putting it back together.