ICHIBI: Touring paddle
Meaning: The Ichibi gets its name from the Xhosa word for lake, or big expanse of water.
Blade design: The Ichibi is all about stability in the forward stroke. It is flutter-free and 100% predictable. It is also super smooth in sliding strokes, and very stable when used for bracing. The voluminous blade feels light in the water, which makes a big difference when covering long distances on the water. This blade is ideal for long distance paddling, and the profile is unique in the sense that it works well for both high angle and low angle paddling styles. Whether you want to do some serious training or just go for any easy jaunt, the Ichibi will take care of you.
Blade construction: The Ichibi blade is carefully constructed with a composite mixture of carbon fibre, different types of glass and a tough epoxy resin. This combination makes it light yet durable.
Shaft options: The Ichibi comes standard with a carbon/glass shaft, which offers relatively good stiffness, yet enough flex to prevent tendonitis from overuse.
Options currently available:
- Lengths: 195cm / 200cm / 205cm / 210cm / 215cm / 220cm / 225cm / 230cm
- Feather Angle: 0-deg / 15-deg / 30-deg / 45-deg / split shaft