Dragon Slim Extra Light


Lightweight IDBF Dragon Boat Paddle

Adjustable shaft and replaceable blades!

Braca Dragon Slim Extra Light is our new 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 is the only company that builds paddles using their own proprietary carbon fiber.  Braca-Sport Slim Dragon complies with IDBF Paddle Spec 202, licensed for all championship events and racing through IDBF Governing Standards. We offer fixed length or adjustable shaft length of 5 cm and choice of three ergonomically designed carbon handles.  Another plus, hot-glued Braca blades, shafts, handles can be replaced if needed.  We also have an Adjustable Shaft Option with 5 cm of range!

Braca Dragon Certified IBDF Mark

Case available with paddle purchase only  Dragon Paddle Case


Priced for sale with paddle



Plastic Adjuster for dragon boat paddle

All Braca Dragon paddles are available with a Plastic Type II 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 Slim Extra Light 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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Carbon ContentTotal
Surface area
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.

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



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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