Braca I

$495.00$515.00

ICF K1 Kayak Racing Paddle

Braca I(1) is an ICF Olympic and World Championship sprint paddle with a powerful pull. Designed for flatwater racing for strong sprinters, the Braca I is one of the most popular racing kayak paddles. The paddle is designed to facilitate the application of power in the catch through the middle of the stroke, leading to an efficient and powerful forward stroke. This is the largest classic teardrop kayak paddle from Braca and is available in blade types, Standard, Extra Light, Marathon (special order). Braca offers a full range of shaft stiffness and custom length to customize your paddle to your specs. The  Braca IV is the same blade design scaled in smaller sizes.

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Description

Braca I – The Most Popular K1, K2, K4 Racing Paddle in the World!

Olympic & World Championship Kayak Paddle for Larger Sprinters

The Braca I wing paddle is a versatile teardrop design that is available in scaled versions to accommodate all paddlers.

Here are some other Configurations of the Braca I blade design:

  • Braca IV
    Braca IV is the same paddle design but in smaller scale for competitors seeking smaller blades.
  • Braca IV Carbon 60
    The Braca IV Carbon 60, paired with 19k or 21k shaft, is a more flexible 60% carbon blade at a competitive price for K1 Racing Clubs, K1 Youth, Elders.
  • Braca Children
    The Braca IV design scaled for youth-sized kayakers. This has a smaller diameter shaft, if you prefer a standard size shaft (maybe to attach bigger blades later)  then the Braca IV 610 or 635 blades are the exact blade as Braca Children.
  • Braca IV Surfski Matte Black
    Sleek black matte blades with an Oscar Chalupsky special edition shaft.

Competing and training? Don’t miss the other possible ICF sprint paddles in large sizes: 

  • Braca XI Van Dusen ’92
    The Braca XI Van Dusen ’92 is also a great choice for a ICF kayak sprinters and is used by World Champions and top surfskiers alike. The Braca XI (11) is also available in sizes for larger sprinters through youth sizes.  The BRaca XI was added due to high demand from competitive racers and team riders, it is one of our top sellers in the USA. It is a more dramatic twist teardrop with excellent performance.
  • Braca VII
    Due to the special shape, this blade feels bigger compared to a normal ‘tear-drop’ blade with the same area size, such as the Braca I & IV shape. Braca VII’s are typically used for marathon and sprint depending on the size of the paddler. Braca VI’s, a smaller version of the same extreme teardrop as the VII, are more typically sprint paddles due to the large size. The VII is a favorite with many top competitors.

If looking for a first Wing Paddle?

Not sure which paddle is right for you? Contact us! We welcome questions

 

For more information on Olympic Sprint Sports including, K1 and C1.

 

AVAILABLE PADDLE CONFIGURATIONS – VIEW FULL CHART

Braca I Kayak racing paddle for stronger athletes in large sizes

Braca I – Kayak Shaft Stiffness and Length

Designed for K1 racing, these blades are paired with stiffer shafts to maximize pull. All of these shafts are possible options for sprinters depending on distance and conditions and athlete requirements. For reference surfski paddlers use 19K and 21K shafts, not the shafts listed below.

These are the shaft flexibilities available that are great choices for kayak racing:

02K Stiffness = 2.6 (less flexible)
03K Stiffness = 2.8
04k Stiffness = 2.9
06K Stiffness = 3.0
17K Stiffness = 3.3 (more flexible)

 

 

Braca kayak paddle adjustment system

All Braca I paddles are available with an Adjustable Shaft System that provides 5 cm of adjustability. You select the custom length.

This allows flexible adjustment of the overall paddle length and blade angle from 0° to 80° right or left in 5° increments. The system also allows you to disassemble the paddle into two parts for easy transportation.

Contact us to order any configuration that is not in stock

Not sure which paddle is right for you? Contact us! We welcome questions

Available Options and Technical Parameters:

BladeShaftCarbon contentTotal
Weight
(g/oz)
Surface area
(cm2/in2)
Length
(cm)
Width
(cm)
Kevlar TipsStiffness*
(mm)
FullAdjustableBlade
(%)
Shaft
(%)
Brača I 840
(old size: max)
840/130.252.017.52.2-2.4100100780/27.5
Brača I 840
Extra Light
(old size: max)
840/130.252.017.52.5-2.6100100680/24.0
Brača I 820
(old size: s-max)
820/127.151.817.22.5-2.6100100770/27.2
Brača I 820
Extra Light
(old size: s-max)
820/127.151.817.22.7-2.8100100660/23.3
Brača I 805
(old size: min)
805/124.851.617.02.5-2.6100100760/26.8
Brača I 805
Extra Light
(old size: min)
805/124.851.617.02.7-2.8100100650/22.9
Brača I 805
Marathon
(old size: min)
805/124.851.617.02.5-2.6100100760/26.8
Brača I 790
(old size: s-min)
790/122.251.416.92.7-2.8100100740/26.1
Brača I 790
Extra Light
(old size: s-min)
790/122.251.416.92.9-3.0100100620/21.9
New paddle modelBrača I 790
Marathon
(old size: s-min)
790/122.251.416.92.7-2.8100100620/21.9

* Recommended stiffness. We recommend stiffer shafts for bigger blades but any combination is possible.

Shafts, Maintenance

Maintenance

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