Kayaks & Paddles
Our ultra-light, super-warm, waterproof Aquatherm will give you unrestricted movement whilst keeping you dry and comfortable in all conditions.
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Our Reed KING Greenland paddle is a paddle in the style of those traditionally used by the Inuit of Greenland. It is characterized by long, narrow, tapering blades and a relatively short loom, or shaft, that is typically one-quarter and no more than one-third the length of the paddle. Unlike Inuit paddles across the Davis Strait, the loom is not carved in any way that would interfere with the sliding stroke.
A Greenland kayak paddle is narrow so the hand can grasp the blade near the end without having to grasp the tip, which on a traditional paddle is connected to the blade by amortise and tenon joint. So the extreme width of a Greenland blade should be no wider than the paddler can grasp between the web of the thumb and the second joint of the forefinger. A paddle that has a blade too wide to grasp is not a Greenland paddle,because it cannot be used like one.
The Greenland paddle has become increasingly popular among sea kayakers in North America, Europe, and other parts of the world. Apart from its romantic association with the people who taught Europeans to kayak and to roll, the narrow-bladed Greenland paddle is popular because it is easy to brace and roll with and is not very susceptible to strong winds. Also, because it slips a little at the beginning of a stroke, it is easier on the muscles, and thus less fatiguing on day-long trips than wide-bladed “Euro”-style paddles. A further benefit for northern kayakers is that the Greenland kayak paddle is adapted for paddling in freezing conditions.The shoulders where the blades and loom meet make an ice-coated loom easier to grip, while the narrow ends of the blades, which are immersed in water while paddling, offer an ice-free grip for emergency braces and rolls.
The distinct surface on the carbon paddle allows for a firm grip, even when it gets wet. The paddle offers a high-friction surface just like a wooden paddle, yet feels smooth and, as such, protects against blisters on the hands.The joint is a hexagonal carbon fitting secured with a simple snap lock
** While Current Stocks Last! Get a FREE Rip Stop Cag (see here) worth £120.00 when you purchase an INUKSUK Paddle or KING Paddle.**The Kajak-Sport Inuksuk is arguably one of the best West Greenland style paddles available.• Handcrafted in Finland• Carbon fiber construction• A unique combination of the traditional and cutting edge, being made using the latest technology available.• Quiet and precise in every stroke• Comfortable to use thanks to the smooth, well-finished seamless edges• Tough but light core construction with redesigned blade profile, making it more efficient without fibrillation.• Higher, yet stable traction for maintaining good cruising speed.• Split construction with 13 cm length adjustment (215 - 228 cm). It should fit all paddlers with different styles of kayaks• External locking system• Matt finish gives a stunning finish• Oval loom provides a very good grip• Flex is very good, making it extremely comfortable to use• Weight: 770 g• Width: 95.00 mm• Material: Carbon
The paddle is awesome for both rolling and paddling. — Frode Wiggen
A serious touring kayak, the Argo has an ingenious folding aluminium frame; it’s a sporty, very tilt resistant, stiff and robust single-seater with plenty of room for luggage. Like all Nortik boats, the Argo packs away into just one backpack with an incredible weight of just 19kgPlease scroll towards the bottom to see videos of how to assemble the Argo.