90% of carbon performance at 50% of the price! We are quite aware that there are many keen paddlers who dream of a high performance carbon paddle but without the budget to access one. We now offer the brilliant new Bolt blade in Tiki Tech with a hybrid carbon oval shaft at a fantastic price point.
A bonus of the Bolt's shaped blade is that it brings additional stiffness so the Tiki Tech doesn't flex as much as one might expect. The carbon is crisper for sure but at half the price the Tiki Tech is heaps more than half the performance!
"After one session using the new Bolt I knew Starboard were onto something good. The blade feels as fast and low-drag as the high-aspect but with superior grip. This is great news both for less experienced paddlers, where technique may not be perfect, plus elite racers competing in challenging waters or tiring towards the end of a race." - Paul Simmons
CHOOSE YOUR BLADE SIZE
Blade sizes in the starboard Bolt fixed shaft Small – 74.4 inches Medium – 83.7 inches Large – 93.0 inches
TIKI TECH CONSTRUCTION
Lightweight PVC core, full ABS rail, hybrid carbon lay-up, and special scratchproof surface finish material.
A blade with forgiving flex characteristics, strength and light weight.
SHAFT STIFFNESS - S40 - oval shaft
A stiffer shaft provides a more direct transfer of energy and suits larger blades and taller riders wanting to use full lenght shafts. When you cut a paddle shaft down to fit your size it automatically becomes stiffer, thus you may wish to choose a 42 mm shaft.
The S40 Shaft gives the paddler :
• A balance in performance between stiffness and flex. • Available in Fixed Hybrid Carbon. • Available in Carbon and Hybrid Carbon Round Adjustable.