These paddles are aimed at all levels/styles of riders looking for a great paddle with a light and crisp overall feel, delivering excellent, but comfortable performance!
The 'Cruise series' features new blade shapes, shafts and handles for 2016 onwards, with further refinements to comfort, performance and versatility.
Featuring 2 different 3K Red Glass ABS edged blades, a 29mm diameter 70% Carbon shaft, 100% Carbon Handle(something you will find on very few other brands, regardless of price), with Blade, Carbon Shaft and Handle in Gloss finish. On the adjustable models, the Matt finish sliding shaft has contrasting White calibration from 70" to 94" (the Petite Cruise is 54" to 76")
Our 70% Carbon/30% Glass 29mm is a 'fast return' shaft, which also features on the 'Glide Series' but gives a slightly softer more relaxed feel when matched to the Cruise's Glass Blades than the Glide - this performance profile is designed to suit all riders from beginner to experienced and pretty much all weights, but especially from 50 to 100kg, whom we believe will all love the way these shaft and blade combinations deliver great performance with considerable comfort, even over very long distances.
Providing a really comfortable light and balanced feel, the Cruise encourages good technique and rider engagement with a nice dynamic feel, while still having the right flex characteristics to reduce the risk of strain, fatigue or even injury for all paddlers.
The 7.28" wide blade excels in flat water/coastal performance, while the 7.8" is aimed at all round/wave, with more uniform steering feel due to flatter blade face, but both will work fine in either environment, and it's more a matter of personal choice so we encourage you to try both if you can.
Of special note should be our desire to accommodate riders from 3'8" to 5'6" with the Petite models, and from 5' to 7' tall with the adjustable/fixed models in the full Life, Cruise, Glide and Race Range. Please take this into account when looking at weights, as many makes of paddles are a foot or so shorter, and for fixed models, many companies quote their weight's when cut to just 78"!
The Cruise is available in 6 different models, plus the Petite which has a 7" blade and 26mm Dia. Shaft