RASI: Recreational paddle
Meaning: The Rasi gets its name from the Swahili word for lagoon. While it can be used on many types of water, lagoon inspires images of recreation, which is exactly what the Rasi is designed for.
Blade design: The Rasi, like its cousin the Maji, is the smoothest operator in the world of plastic paddle blades. It is flutter-free and predictable. It is smooth in sliding strokes, and powerful in bracing. The Rasi is perfect for short to medium distances of paddling. It is the perfect paddle for those who want a super tough and durable paddle without compromising on performance. The Rasi works for high and low angle paddling styles, with a slight preference for a lower angle.
Blade construction: The Rasi is injection-moulded from Nylon 6 with a glass fill, to make it extremely tough with just the right amount of flex.
Shaft options: The Rasi comes standard with an anodised aluminium alloy shaft, which is tough and durable, with reasonable flex to prevent tendonitis from overuse.
Options currently available:
- Lengths: 200cm / 210cm / 220cm / 230cm / 240cm
- Feather Angle: 0-deg / 15-deg / 30-deg
- For a general, all-purpose recreational paddle, 220cm with a 15-degree feather angle is a solid choice.