KADOMA bent

The Kadoma bent is CEKR’s flagship whitewater paddle. If you simply want the best, this is the one for you. Combining perfect ergonomics with robust construction, the Kadoma inspires confidence and rewards finesse.

Lengths
182cm / 185cm / 188cm / 191cm / 194cm / 197cm / 200cm / 203cm / 206cm / 209cm

Angles
0° / 15° / 30° / 45°

Weight
1020g
Origin of the name
‘Kadoma’ is the nickname given to the late Hendri Coetzee from Ugandan locals; it means ‘traveller’ in one dialect and ‘bravery’ in another. Hendri was a close friend of mine, and his untimely death left a huge void in my own heart and also in the whitewater community. I chose to honour Hendri’s memory with this blade design, which I’m sure would bring a smile to his face wherever he is riding the dragon’s back right now.
Split option: Not available at this stage

Blade and shaft design

The Kadoma blade and bent shaft were designed together to create the smoothest transition between grip and blade. This results in a paddle that feels intuitive in the water while also reducing structural stress points to a minimum.

The blade design offers a unique combination of no flutter in the forward stroke, very smooth sliding strokes and a stable back stroke. It is powerful yet predictable. The voluminous blade feels light in the water, and an added bonus is that it floats high if you should part company with it. All these attributes make it the perfect blade for running whitewater. It can be used for playboating, but it really comes into its own when threading smooth lines down complex rapids.

The bent shaft design is centered around two key concepts: perfect alignment of the wrists and smooth transitions between different sections of the shaft. The grips are asymmetrical for maximum control.

Construction

The Kadoma blades and shaft are carefully constructed with a composite mixture of carbon fibre, different types of glass and a tough epoxy resin, making it extremely tough and durable.