BRAČA-SPORT® is driven by the belief that there is an ideal paddle for each paddler. Through research and development Braca works to offer multiple configurations that incorporate characteristics of sport and athlete. Braca-sport is the only company that has engineered paddles for every paddle sport category: Stand Up Paddleboard, Canoe Polo, Dragon Boat, Flatwater, Freestyle, Marathon, Ocean Racing, Outrigger, Slalom, Touring, Waveski and Wildwater. The result – over 130 paddles with almost a half million configurations.
BRAČA-SPORT® mission and philosophy is to design, develop and produce the best performing paddle for every paddler. We believe that each paddler has different needs and therefore each paddle should be uniquely designed. Different designs work better for different paddlers and environments. Our goal is to continue research, development and creation of a diverse range of products that satisfy the vast variety of paddlers.
Our paddles have been designed using the latest technology available, inspired by the comments and in collaboration with some of the world’s most successful paddlers and coaches. We invented the revolutionary ‘tear-drop’ blade concept that redefined paddle performance and is now being copied by other manufacturers. This has become the ‘de facto’ blade in the paddling community and the world’s only mechanical energy paddle concept.
We are the only manufacturer to engineer and produce carbon fabrics and paddles. This provides the ability to produce a very specific and fine grain unidirectional high modulus carbon (HMC) fabric layers in contrast to what is available in the market. The diverse range of specific and fine grain materials is the key improvement enabler of the paddle’s performance characteristics.
Together with proprietary multi-layer and multi-characteristic lay-up methods of a proprietary blend of composite fibers and a reinforced proprietary UV epoxy resin provides the ultimate mechanical and kinetic capabilities. This enables desired catch, slip, pull-through, flutter and acceleration of the paddle and guarantees these characteristics for every paddle produced, yielding the world acclaimed mechanical energy “BRAČA-SPORT®” paddle.
Brača Stand Up Maui was designed specifically for racing with excellent control and stability throughout the stroke. It has a very firm catch due to the straight end of the blade. The parallel edges optimize the blade area and the specially shaped spine minimizes the flutter of the blade throughout the stroke.