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FAQ – How to Select, Order, Ship, Use

How to Enter Custom Paddle Lengths for Kayak Paddles2020-09-23T00:51:00+00:00

Braca paddles are assembled to order using your custom paddle length. The shaft you select will have an adjustable range of 5 cm (stiffer shafts) or 10 cm (more flexible shafts). To assemble your paddle we need the shortest and longest length in cm. For example, a Braca IV with an 02K shaft might be 212-217 cm. A Braca XI with a 21K shaft might be 207-217 cm.

To assemble your paddle, we start with a very long shaft.  We assemble your paddle by cutting the shaft to your custom length on a Braca jig and then hot gluing the blade on. We follow the official Braca process which you can see in this video.

Braca paddles are not pre-built, each one is custom assembled from your order!

After you select a shaft we need to know your desired paddle length. Each shaft has a range of 5cm or 10 cm.  So we need the shortest and longest measurements for the shaft you select.

How to enter the custom paddle length:

  • For the 19K or 21K adjustable shaft enter a 10 cm range (ex: 207 – 217 cm)
  • For all other adjustable shafts use a 5cm range (ex: 210 – 215 cm)

STEP 1 – SELECT A SHAFT

Shaft Stiffness on order form

Your shaft choice will determine the range of your adjustable paddle. Here is an image of all the shaft types.  Not every paddle has all these options, for example surfski paddles only use the 19K and 21K shafts.

Image showing ranges for custom paddle length depending on your choice of shafts

STEP 2 – ADD YOUR CUSTOM PADDLE LENGTH

Custom Paddle Length on order form

You need to enter the shortest and the longest length for your adjustable paddle in cm.
Remember you can use ANY length, these are just some examples.

Shaft StiffnessAdjustable RangeSome Examples of Custom Paddle Lengths
Find your shaft valueThis is the range of the adjustable shaftThese are just examples, you can use any custom length!

02K, 03K, 04K, 06K, 17K

5 cm

203 – 208 cm

210 – 215 cm

215- 220 cm

19K, 21K

10 cm

205 – 215 cm

207 – 217 cm

210 – 220 cm

Shaft Stiffness

02K, 03K, 04K, 06K, 17K

Adjustable Range

5 cm

Some Examples of Custom Paddle Lengths

203 – 208 cm

210 – 215 cm

215- 220 cm

Shaft Stiffness

19K, 21K

Adjustable Range

10 cm

Some Examples of Custom Paddle Lengths

205 – 215 cm

207 – 217 cm

210 – 220 cm

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