What is a Qnect and how it works?
Our paddles are available with the QNECT adjustable system (aluminum or composite). This allows adjustments of the overall paddle length (within 10 cm) and blade angle from 0° to 85° right or left in 5° increments. The QNECT system allows the setting of your personal blade angle and also disassembling the paddle into two parts for easy transportation.
QNECT aluminum – made from a special type of aluminum using cathodic protection technology to prevent from corrosion in salt water; ideal for flat-water canoe and kayak paddles in fresh water. Superior handle stabilization in canoe paddles.
QNECT composite – A solid composite system, made from special polyamide material which is extreme resistant to impact and salt water. Very easy to use, with the ability to correct the draw. Recommended for all paddles, especially in salt water.
Don’t forget to clean the paddle and QNECT system after use in fresh water. If you use it in salt water, do it after each session. For paddles not used for more than two weeks – store disassembled.
Cutting and Gluing
For customers who don’t know their ideal paddle length and turning angle, we always recommend choosing the option with the QNECT adjustment system. All you need to do is enter the minimum length, and the paddle that you get with the package will allow you to find the right settings by changing the parameters easily and quickly during each session.
If you already know your favorite setting, we can configure your paddle like a tailor-made suit. Just like the best tailor, we will create a paddle ideally suited to you, which will be ready to use straight from the package. In this option you have to enter the paddle length, blade deflection angle and turning sides for your dominant hand.
If you are not afraid of tools and you have a knack for DIY, your paddle can be sent unstuck in two parts. Select the appropriate options when ordering, and we will reach them and mark the angle, which will facilitate later assembly. G’Power is not responsible for any damages to the paddle if the customer decides to assemble the paddle themselves.
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What paddle construction should you choose?
Our latest models of slalom paddles are divided into 4 categories so that you can properly choose the paddle to your current level of skill. Your choice will give you complete satisfaction during each workout and serve as long as possible. Remember that the ultra-light paddles are designed for high-performance athletes, where every gram matters and can decide the place at the finish line. However, the paddles will not last as long as training paddles, which are more appropriate for a wider audience. All constructions have a standard additional reinforcement of the blade made of stainless steel, which protects against edge damage and increasing longevity.
EXTREME – The outer layers made of SPREAD TOW CARBON fibers feature not only design and the iconic large woven squares, but above all the excellent characteristics of this material, which have been successfully used in the latest Formula 1 car designs for several years.
This material, together with the combination of multiaxial and unidirectional (UD) fibers, makes the EXTREME paddle ultra-light with unprecedented rigidity. EXTREME models are up to 15% lighter than standard 3K carbon technology.
Design for the best athletes in this discipline and successfully used by such stars of our team as Jessica Fox, Aleksander Slafkovsky, Luka Bozic and many, many others. Are you ready to join them?
ELITE – 3K fibers used for outer layers have been successfully used for years in the production of high-performance sports equipment. In combination with UD and Multiaxial fibers, they give the ideal build for paddles designed for high-performance athletes. Very light and the most popular construction for athletes at the highest degree of skill. Excellent build for paddles for experienced players in the 16+ category.
RACING – A new design recently introduced for less experienced athletes who aspire to join the elite. The outer layers, as in the ELITE construction, are made of 3K carbon fibers, while the interior hides a combination of multiaxial and unidirectional glass fibers combined with an aramid-carbon fiber. The blades in this constructions are slightly heavier but more resistant to damage and knocks from competitors. The right choice for the 12-16 age category and enthusiast paddlers on rapid rivers.
CLUB – A paddle created for amateurs of mountain canoeing and beginners in slalom canoeing. The outer layers made of aramid-carbon fibers give greater resistance to mechanical damage. The internal structure features a combination of selected glass and carbon fibers, making it an excellent choice for competitors aged 10-14. By choosing the paddle in this version you get an attractive price for the same excellent model used by top competitors.