Flatwater Kayak Paddles

Teardrop Paddles Compared

Brača invented the original world first 'tear-drop' design and it is their most widely used paddle shape. The paddle is designed to facilitate application of power in the beginning (catch) and in the middle of the stroke, enabling capabilities to obtain the “ultimate” forward stroke. 

Size
Brača I
Brača II
Brača IV
Brača VI
Brača VII
Brača VIII
Brača XI (Van Dusen)
1) XS-Min
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Size: 635cm² Weight: 600g
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Size: 665cm² Weight: 655g
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2 ) XS
Size: 775cm² Weight: 720g
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Size: 670cm² Weight: 640g
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Size: 685cm² Weight: 665g
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3) S-Min
Size: 790cm² Weight: 740g
Size: 790cm² Weight: 740g
Size: 705cm² Weight: 630g
Size: 750cm² Weight: 710g
Size: 710cm² Weight: 660g
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4) Min
Size: 805cm² Weight: 760g
Size: 815cm² Weight: 760g
Size: 735cm² Weight: 640g
Size: 765cm² Weight: 730g
Size: 725cm² Weight: 680g
Size: 767cm² Weight: 710g
Size: 680cm² Weight: 600g
5) S-Max
Size: 820cm² Weight: 770g
Size: 820cm² Weight: 770g
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6) Max
Size: 840cm² Weight: 780g
Size: 835cm² Weight: 780g
Size: 765cm² Weight: 650g
Size: 780cm² Weight: 750g
Size: 745cm² Weight: 700g
Size: 799cm² Weight: 730g
Size: 705cm² Weight: 620g
7) X-Max
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Size: 837cm² Weight: 750g
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Design Notes
Brača I is the original, world first 'tear-drop' design.
Based on the Brača I, but with increased blade pitch for a firmer catch.
Brača IV is a 'tear-drop' design and our most widely used paddle.
The Brača VI is recommended for adult male athletes.
More extreme 'tear-drop' shape, recommended for adult women athletes.
Designed to facilitate a softer catch and smooth, consistent strokes.
Twisted tear-drop shape for powerful catch and clean exit.

Parallel & Hybrid Paddles Compared

Parallel blades offer a less aggressive option compared to the teardrop shaped paddle, while the hybrid IX and X models combine the best characteristics from multiple paddle designs into one hybrid model.

This idea enables the paddle to provide different characteristics during each phase of the stroke (catch, drive and exit). They have a very firm catch, and then transitions to the smooth medium power drive and effortless and forgiving exit. 

Size
Brača III
Brača V
Brača IX
Brača X
1) XS-Min
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2 ) XS
Size: 755cm² Weight: 750g
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3) S-Min
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4) Min
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Size: 740cm² Weight: 680g
Size: 680cm² Weight: 600g
5) S-Max
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6) Max
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Size: 810cm² Weight: 750g
Size: 765cm² Weight: 720g
Size: 705cm² Weight: 620g
7) X-Max
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Size: 800cm² Weight: 760g
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Design Notes
Brača III is a 'parallel-edge' model and it the preferred paddle of lighter athletes.
Brača V is the latest update of the traditional 'parallel-edge' concept.
A very firm catch, smooth medium power drive and effortless and forgiving exit.
A very firm catch, medium power drive and forgiving exit.