Braca Polo Rapid

$400.00

Braca Polo Rapid is the newest addition to the Braca-sport Polo line. As the name suggests, it has an aggressive catch due to the wide leading edge, which gives excellent acceleration and boat control. The blade is thinner and flatter than the other Polo models, which facilitates more precise ball handling.
The blade has an impact resistant edge all around and is filled with a CNC machined special foam core. It meets all ICF rules and regulations.

 All inventory is MEDIUM shaft stiffness

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Polo Paddles are shipped unassembled – contact us for full assembly.  We will also cut shafts to order if requested.  

Description

Braca Polo Rapid is the newest addition to the Braca-sport Polo line. As the name suggests, it has an aggressive catch due to the wide leading edge, which gives excellent acceleration and boat control. The blade is thinner and flatter than the other Polo models, which facilitates more precise ball handling.
The blade has an impact resistant edge all around and is filled with a CNC machined special foam core. It meets all ICF rules and regulations.

Available Options and Technical Parameters:

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BladeShaftCarbon contentTotal
Weight
(g/oz)
Surface area
(cm2/in2)
Length
(cm)
Width
(cm)
Kevlar TipsStiffness*
(mm)
FullBlade
(%)
Shaft
(%)
New paddle modelBraca Polo Rapid 730
(old size: max)
730/113.24720.8Hard 2.2-2.3
Medium 2.4-2.6
Soft 4.2-4.5


10080820/28.9
New paddle modelBraca Polo Rapid 660
(old size: min)
660/102.345.520.210080800/28.2

* We recommend stiffer shafts for bigger blades and stronger athletes.

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!
Returns & Warranty Information