The World’s Original Teardrop Paddle
For Olympic Sprints, World Marathon Championships, and Surfski.
The Most Popular Wing Paddle in the World!
(The Braca XI Van Dusen ’92 is gaining so check it out also)
Not sure which paddle is right for you? Contact us! We welcome questions
SHAFT CONFIGURATIONS AND SPECS
All Braca IV paddles are available with an Adjustable Shaft System.
All our kayak wing paddles use a metal or plastic connector depending on shaft selection. The same elegant metal connector allowing adjustment of overall paddle length within 5cm range for 17k, 06k, 04k, 03k, 02k. Surfski paddles configured with 19K or 21K shafts are shipped with plastic connectors and adjust within the 10cm range. All shafts allow the blade angle from 0° to 80° right or left in 5° increments. The adjustable system also allows you to disassemble the wing paddle into two parts for easy transportation. We have a limited inventory of fixed length shafts, shipping costs are higher due to the length of the package.
You can select ANY custom length for your Paddle! More Info
STIFFNESS | ADJUSTABLE SPECS
19K to 21K | 10 cm of adjustment with a durable plastic connector
Always disassemble and rinse your paddle after every use, especially after using in saltwater!
POPULAR BLADE SIZES – IN STOCK
735 Most popular size wing paddle for marathon and surfski. Typically average size and strength paddler.
705 Most popular size carbon wing paddle for marathon and surfski. Typically lighter paddler, or someone who just prefers a smaller blade then the 735.
670 Most popular carbon wing paddles for very light paddlers or youth.
635 Most popular for smaller and younger paddlers.
610 Most popular for the smallest and youngest paddlers.
Any Size/60 60% Carbon versions of the Braca IV design for a softer response to help prevent injury, popular for growing youth athletes, older athletes looking to reduce strain. Competitively priced. See in more detail at Braca IV Carbon 60
OTHER IV BLADE TYPES DESCRIPTION
We stock configurations for each blade type that corresponds to the intended use, for example, surfski blades are available in 705, 735, 765. When you select your blade type for a Braca IV the blade sizes will show up. Other blade sizes can be special ordered. As Braca manufactures the carbon for each blade and shaft we are able to dial in exact weight and performance characteristics so there are many configurations to choose from for your ideal paddle.
The Regular Blade
The original! Sometimes referred to as Standard.
The Extra Light Blade
The Braca IV design in a slightly lighter version, see the chart for details.
Braca IV Surfski blades have a special reinforcement in the most stressed areas, which makes them suitable for paddling in the surf zone. Designed for more strength when bracing or with unpredictable water/wave patterns. When paddling on big waves, these blades have to withstand reverse forces when stabilizing or paddling backward. Surfski paddling requires a softer but more durable shaft, which has to be light at the same time. Braca developed the 19K and our new shaft, the 21K, especially for this purpose.
Braca IV Surfski Configurations – We recommend 19K or 21K Shafts with your selection of Surfski Blade Size.
The Marathon Blade
Brača IV is available with Marathon blade construction allowing the use of carbon wing paddle in tougher conditions for the paddle integrity. This is a result of advanced technology, a proprietary blend of carbon and composite materials, and was designed with the marathon and adventure paddlers in mind. The edge of the wing blade is reinforced with a kevlar layer that makes it highly impact resistant to extreme downriver conditions.
The Soft Blade
A softer, more forgiving performance blade. For those wanting a softer experience, we also carry a wide range of shaft stiffness that may also accomplish this for you. Braca’s multiple configurations allow you to dial in performance vs stress. We have had great feedback from older athletes with shoulder injuries or other limiting factors.
The Carbon 60
Brača IV 60 is designed for paddlers who prefer a wing paddle with a softer blade and shaft. These are priced less than full carbon paddles and are great choices for club teams, youth athletes, and older athletes who appreciate the lower stress configuration.
The Matte Finish Surfski
Also, check out the sleek Matte Black version of the Braca IV and Braca XI designed for surfki with a 21K flexible shaft. The shaft specs were designed in collaboration with Oscar Chulupsky!
MATTE BLACK BRACA IV – SLEEK AND TOUGH
Available Options and Technical Parameters:
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