Braca Dragon Paddle Standard

$235.00$260.00

IDBF Licensed Dragon Boat Paddle

Braca Dragon Standard is a lightweight, 100% carbon fiber dragon paddle. BRACA-SPORT is the world’s top sprint paddle company with the lowest breakage rate in the industry. Braca builds paddles using their own proprietary carbon fiber, also supplied to European luxury automobiles.  Braca-Sport Dragon complies with IDBF Paddle Spec 202, licensed for all championship events and racing through IDBF Governing Standards. We offer three ergonomically designed carbon handles and an optional adjustable shaft length of 5 cm. Contact us for team volume discounts!

Adjustable Shaft Option!

Braca Dragon Certified IBDF Mark

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Description

Braca-sport® Dragon Paddle

Plastic Adjuster for dragon boat paddle

All Braca Dragon paddles are available with an Adjustable Shaft System. This allows elegant adjustment of overall paddle length (within 5 cm range). The system also allows you to disassemble the paddle for transportation.

Brača Dragon paddle complies with the IDBF Paddle Specification 202a and is licensed or approved for competition use under the IDBF Governing Bodies Standard Racing Paddle Approval Scheme.

Brača Dragon paddles are authorized for use in championship events, and all formal Sport Racing competitions, that is, those races held under the Competition Regulations and Racing Rules of the IDBF and its Members, and for any kind of informal competition, training or general dragon boating.

Braca Dragon Certified IBDF Mark

Pick the right ergonomic handle for your paddle

Braca Dragon paddles have three ergonomically designed carbon handle options. The oval shape has a more traditional, smooth feel. The carbon T curved shapes give maximum control over the rotation of the blade during sharp turns, which also makes them a good choice for SUP and outrigger racing. Select the handle configuration you prefer with your Dragon Paddle order.

Available Options and Technical Parameters:
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BladeShaftWooden
Handle
Carbon ContentTotal
Weight
(g/oz)
Surface area
(cm2/in2)
Length
(cm)
Width
(cm)
Stiffness*
(mm)
FullAdj.Blade
(%)
Shaft
(%)
Brača Dragon Standardspecified by IDBF2.7-2.9100100360/12.7
New paddle modelBrača Dragon Slim Extra Lightspecified by IDBF2.7-2.9100100320/11.3

* Recommended stiffness.

Notes on Dragon Paddle length

We recommend trying out paddles of various lengths to decide which length paddle is ideal for you, also check out this article of analysis of paddle length by Dragon Boat Club of Boston.  We do offer the dragon paddle in an adjustable configuration which allows you to have some flexibility and also share your paddle.  Our paddles are shipped fully assembled but if you prefer your own measuring and cutting of dragon paddle length then just enter “Do not assemble” and we will ship you a Braca glue stick along with your order.

Shafts, Maintenance

Shaft Stiffness

Paddles and Shaft Stiffness

For most Braca paddles you can also choose the stiffness of the shaft. The tables show shaft stiffness recommendations according to blade size. We recommend a stiffer shaft for bigger blades but any combination is possible. If you are stronger than average you may need a stiffer shaft. We recommend stiffer shafts for short, sprint distances and softer shafts for longer, marathon distances.

Canoe paddles have 21 different shaft models with stiffness between 1.2 (stiff) and 4.8 (soft). Kayak paddles can be ordered with 24 types of shafts with a 1.8 (stiff) and 4.9 (soft) stiffness range.

See the shaft stiffness measurement procedure and parameter table below. Shaft stiffness is a deflection measurement. The stiffness # is the deflection in mm using a 10kg weight. A higher stiffness number means a softer shaft.

Braca paddle shaft stiffness, How deflection is measured

Maintenance


IMPORTANT NOTICE

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.
  • If used in salt water conditions, the adjuster, shaft, and paddle should be thoroughly rinsed in fresh water immediately after use.
  • If used in fresh water conditions, the paddle and adjuster should be thoroughly rinsed and cleaned every two weeks.
  • Store your adjustable paddle disassembled if not used for more than two weeks!
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