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Braca Sport Braca IV Paddle

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These paddles are made to order according to your unique specifications. Components cannot be swapped around once cut and glued. Please contact us for advice if you are unsure of your requirements as paddles cannot be altered or exchanged once completed.

BRAČA-SPORT® mission and philosophy is to design, develop and produce the best performing paddle for every paddler. We believe that each paddler has different needs and therefore each paddle should be uniquely designed. Different designs work better for different paddlers and environments. Their goal is to continue research, development and creation of a diverse range of products that satisfy the vast variety of paddlers. They are the only manufacturer to engineer paddles in every paddling category: Canoe Polo, Dragon Boat, Flatwater, Freestyle, Marathon, Ocean Racing, Outrigger, Slalom, Touring, Waveski and Wildwater.  

Braca Sport's most popular Braca 1 shape was redesigned with a reduced blade to make the Braca IV. An exceptional blade for lighter weight male and female athletes.
The Braca IV Recreational Paddle is preferred by the recreational paddler looking for the tear drop shaped blade.

These paddles are fully customised  - please consider the following options:

Blade Size: Choose between the Max (765 cm sq) and Min (735 cm sq) sizes.

Carbon Content: Choose between fully carbon (Carbon 100) and reduced carbon (Carbon 60). Reduced carbon content to keep it more economically priced and is a more flexible shaft (60% carbon in the shaft, 50% in the Blade). Fully carbon (Carbon 100) paddles are lighter and stiffer - the Braca IV is also available in an Extra Light construction for the athlete who prefers light and stiff characteristics. 
The Stiffness / Flexibility of the shaft is measured as the amount of flex over a metre of shaft under a 10kg load.
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Shaft type: The Fixed shaft is a straight one piece, with a fixed paddle angle that you specify - if you have chosen a fixed shaft please indicate Paddle Angle in the box provided (between 0 and 90 degrees). The Adjustable shaft allows for adjustment of paddle angle and 5cm of adjustment in length.

Hand Grip: Check the box if you want a hand grip fitted at each end of the shaft (sea kayakers usually do but many flat water racers do not).

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Reinforced tip:The Braca IV Marathon Blade is designed for the competitive marathon paddler in mind. The edge of the blade is slightly thicker and is reinforced with Kevlar that makes it highly  impact resistant against rocks. reinforced-tip.png

Fixed paddle angle: you only need this if you have selected a fixed shaft. 

Paddle Length: If you already know your paddle length from a previous paddle, you can enter the maximum length (adjustable shafts have a 5cm adjustment). Otherwise, we need some additional information to help get the right fit for you:

  1. Elbow to Elbow: grip the paddle, with elbows at right angles, paddle shaft horizontal, resting on head, and measure from elbow to elbow (outer edge) behind the back (see photo 1).
  2. Standing height to your curved fingers with your arm raised with your shoulders relaxed (photo 2)
  3. Level of experience of paddler
  4. Make/Model of paddlecraft (eg. Mirage 532; Epic V10 Sport Surfski)

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Measure from outer edges of elbows 

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Measure from ground to inside curled fingers

 Protect your beautiful new paddle with a Braca Sport Paddle Bag.

Specifications:

  Blade Shaft Carbon
Content
 
  Surface Area
cm sq
Length
cm
Width
cm
Stiffness
mm
Blade Shaft Weight*
g
Braca IV Max Extra Light

765

50 16.8 2.9 - 3.0  100 100 600
Braca IV Max  765 50 16.8 2.7 - 2.8  100 100 650
Braca IV Max Marathon 765 50 16.8 2.7 - 2.8  100 100 650
Braca IV Max 60 765 50 16.8 3.2 - 3.4  50 60 780
Braca IV Min Extra Light 735 49.5 16.3 3.1 - 3.2 100 100 580
Braca IV Min 735 49.5 16.3 2.9 - 3.0  100 100 640
Braca IV Min Marathon 735 49.5 16.3 2.9 - 3.0 100 100 640
Braca IV Min 60 735 49.5 16.3 3.2 - 3.4  50 60 770

*Weight based on fixed shaft. For adjustable shaft systems add 40g.

Having trouble choosing? Call us on 03 9597 0549 to discuss!
We have a demo model for you to try out.

 

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