Challenger II ELITE – Paddle for slalom canoe.
The most popular slalom canoe paddle made with Monocque technology. Made in collaboration with Denis Gargaud, the 2011 World Champion for C1M,
A distinguishable trait of this paddle is the angled blade which gives excellent draw power which translates to excellent acceleration in the water. This slalom canoe paddle is ergonomically balanced to allow for precise maneuvers as well as allowing for a concentrated, powerful stroke. The unique thin shaft design (measuring 28 mm) improves grip as well as control.
The paddle is available in four sizes as well as two stiffness’s, however all paddles come with a strengthening of the blade, made of high-grade INOX steel.
|Blade area||–||782 cm2||800 cm2||840 cm2||860 cm2|
|Blade length||–||500 mm||500mm||510 mm||510 mm|
|Blade width||–||180 mm||186 mm||193 mm||200 mm|
|Carbon content – blade / shaft-||–||100% / 100%||100% / 100%||100% / 100%||100% / 100%|
|Shaft diameter||–||28 mm||28 mm||28 mm||28 mm|
|Paddle weight with wood grip / flex hard||–||~ 505g||~ 520 g||~ 535 g||~ 550 g|
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.
IMPORTANT! 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.
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