Quickblade Stingray Outrigger Paddle
The revolutionary Stingray blade is only 10 inches (25cm) long, about half the length of traditional blades. This reduces catch and exit time. The reduced blade length allows the center of area of the blade to be just 3.5" from the tip of the blade giving it a more distinct snappy catch and release.
This blade has a thin foiled shape, and 12 degree angle to the shaft is designed to have some "winged" effect as you drive it into the water giving you extra length on the power phase of the stroke. It performs a similar effect in reverse as the blade starts to exit from the water it wants to thrust forward slightly and efficiently all of the way to the exit.
To maximize the "winged" foil effect of the blade, the carbon shaft that is tapered on both ends, providing minimal drag below the pulling hand and having a little more flex at the top hand by the handle, while having a slight oval shape where you hold it with the bottom hand.
The Stingray comes with a comfortable hollow carbon palm grip.
The Stingray has been the OC1 paddle of choice in 2023 for Hana Hou Paddlesports team rider Leanne Stanley.
Blade length 10" (25cm)
Blade width 11.5" (29cm)
Blade angle 12 degree
Blade size area 72 sq/in (465 sq/cm)
Overall weight 12 ounces (340 g)