Braca IV


The Original Teardrop Wing Paddle!

Braca IV (4) is the original Braca ‘teardrop’ design, one of the most popular carbon wing paddles for all types of competitive paddling; Olympic Sprints, World Marathon Championships, and Surfski. The paddle is designed to facilitate the application of power in the catch and in the middle of the stroke, enabling the “ultimate” forward stroke. The Braca IV is also a great choice for a first wing paddle. The classic teardrop originated with the Braca IV and it is one of the most popular performance wing paddles in the world.

Two new sizes: 720 and 750
New blade option: Down River metal tipped 

Email us for availability for Memory Lock connectors
  • Braca I is the same design with larger sized blades for large sprinters
  • Braca IV 60 Club, Marathon and Masters paddle, performance paddle with softer mechanics


Select blades to see shaft options

Use a 10 cm range (e.g., 207-217 cm) for shafts 10K, 19K, 21K, and a 5 cm range (e.g., 212-217 cm) for all other shafts More Info
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Braca IV Blade Sizes and Construction

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Braca IV SizesSurface Area
Blade Construction
StandardExtra LightMarathonSurfskiSoftCarbon 60Down River
610610/94.54514.4StandardSoftCarbon 60
635635/98.445.315.1StandardExtra LightMarathonSurfskiSoftCarbon 60Down River
670670/103.947.515.2StandardExtra LightMarathonSurfskiSoftCarbon 60
705705/109.24915.8StandardExtra LightMarathonSurfskiSoftCarbon 60Down River
720720/111.649.316StandardExtra LightMarathonSurfskiSoft
735735/113.949.516.3StandardExtra LightMarathonSurfskiSoftCarbon 60Down River
750750/116.349.816.5StandardExtra LightMarathonSurfskiSoftCarbon 60
765765/118.65016.8StandardExtra LightMarathonSurfskiSoftCarbon 60Down River

Dark solid colors are in stock and will be expertly assembled and shipped and arrive within days.
Light Italics colors can be ordered for the next shipment.
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Braca IV Shaft Options

The Braca IV Carbon 60 blade can also use a 10K shaft which is also a reduced price from full carbon shafts.

Designed and used for many conditions and athletes’ sizes, these blades can be paired with any shaft. All of these shafts are possible options for athletes depending on distance and conditions and athlete requirements. When you select a blade size and construction you will see shaft choices.

  • For marathon, we recommend 19K shaft
  • Surfski blades are usually paired with 19K and 21K shafts but contact us for a different shaft option
  • 19K shafts are available with metal or a durable plastic connector ideal for saltwater
  • 21K is always a durable plastic locker and 21K shafts have a smaller diameter
  • 04K and 06K are most popular for sprint or those wanting stiffer performance

These are the Braca IV shaft options:


Braca IV Shaft Length

When you order your paddle you need to enter a Custom Length and select Hand Control.

Length: You can use any 5cm or 10cm length depending on the shaft.  See the image above or more info.

How to enter the custom paddle length:

  • For 02K to 17K, or 18K Down river shaft, enter a 5cm range (ex: 207 – 212 cm)
  • For the 19K or 21K enter a 10 cm range (ex: 207 – 217 cm)

All Braca IV paddles are available with a two-piece adjustable shaft that provides 5 cm or 10 cm of adjustability. 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.

Hand Control: Select Right or Left

Hand control determines which way to orient the locker, left-handed or right-handed.


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About the Braca IV Racing Paddle

The Most Popular Racing Paddle in the World!

The Braca IV is an Olympic & World Championship kayak paddle with many blade and shaft configurations to accommodate all athletes. The Braca IV 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 IV blade design:
  • Braca I Braca I is the same paddle design as the Braca I but in a larger scale for competitors seeking larger blades.
  • Braca IV Carbon 60 The Braca IV Carbon 60, paired with a 19k or 21k shaft, is a more flexible 60% carbon blade at a competitive price for K1 Racing Clubs, K1 Youth, and Elders. Note that the Barbon 60 blades run a little heavier and are also priced less that full carbon.
  • Braca Children The Braca Children paddle is the I, IV design scaled for youth-sized kayakers and available in 610 or 635. Braca Children has a smaller diameter shaft. If you prefer a standard-size shaft (maybe to attach bigger blades later) then the smallest Braca IV blades, 610 or 635,  are a better choice. The smallest Braca IV blades are the exact blade as Braca Children but with a standard-size shaft.
  • Braca IV Surfski Matte Black Sleek black matte surfski blades with an Oscar Chalupsky special edition shaft.
Competing and training? Don't miss the other possible kayak paddles: 
  • Braca XI Van Dusen ’92 Our best-selling paddle is the Braca XI Van Dusen ’92. The XI Van Dusen is also a great choice for ICF kayak sprinters and is used by World Champions and top surf skiers 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 smoothly delivered power at all stages of the forward stroke and delivers smooth power at all cadences.
  • 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 are typically used for marathon and sprint, depending on the size of the paddler. Braca VI, a larger version of the same extreme teardrop as the VII, are more typically sprint paddles due to their large size. The VII is a favorite with many top competitors.
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