Jantex

Jantex has been crafting professional paddles since 1993.   Jan Rusnak,  a member of the Slovak wild-water national team from 1993 to 2003, combined his background in mechanical engineering and his talent for kayak racing to produce the original Jantex Gamma paddle.

Jantex Paddles are highly engineered using the latest technology and the world’s best materials. The result is a paddle that is second to none in speed and design. This has been proven time and again with outstanding results across all disciplines of flatwater kayak racing as well as downriver and surfski paddling.

Jantex has also co-ordinated with some of the world’s most elite paddlers to improve their range of blades. Rene Poulsen has helped to test and refine the latest Jantex Beta Rio range of blades while paddling legend Max Hoff had a hand in the new Jantex Gamma Rio blade design.

Jantex uses the  latest technologies and composite materials (such as 100% carbon graphite fibres and high quality epoxy resin) in their paddles. With an extended range of blade sizes and shapes everyone, from seasoned professionals to beginners and children, will get the most from their paddling stroke.

Kayak Paddles

Alpha Kayak Blade – Very good catch and exit. For paddlers who prefer long strokes close to the boat. Available in 6 sizes.

For flatwater, downriver and surfski paddling.

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Beta Kayak Blade- The most demanded flatwater paddle for sprint racing and marathons. Very good catch and exit. Also good in moving water! Available in 6 sizes plus Beta Baby.

For flatwater, downriver and surfski paddling.

Jantex Beta

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Beta Rio Kayak Blade – Developed in co-operation with Rene Poulsen. Shorter, wider and more twisted than the Beta blade.  Available in 9 sizes plus Beta Rio Baby.

For flatwater, downriver and surfski paddling.

Jantex Beta Rio

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Gamma Kayak Blade – The Gamma shape has had world renowned success and is regarded as the signature series for the Jantex range.

The most popular downriver and surfski blade. Good catch, excellent pull through and beautiful exit. Also good for sprint and marathon paddling.

Available in 6 sizes.

For flatwater, downriver and surfski paddling.

Jantex Gamma

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Gamma Rio Kayak Blade –   One of Jantex’s most successful shapes (Jantex Gamma) has been fine tuned to create the Gamma Rio blade. Developed in co-operation with Max Hoff extra sizes were added  to create the Gamma Rio range with the addition of some minor changes to the larger blade sizes. This  ensures a paddler can choose the best size blade to suit their use.

Available in 9 sizes.

For flatwater, downriver and surfski paddling.

Jantex Gamma Rio

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Kayak Blade Construction

All kayak blades will be supplied in Australia with carbon tips unless requested otherwise.

Blade Tip

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Ultra light – most asked stiffness for Flat Water, Marathon and Down river. Give fantastic weight and ideal stiffness for Professional race use. Used by all top paddlers. Blade JANTEX LOGO in WHITE COLOUR

Stiff – ONLY for heaviest and strongest Men. For paddlers who prefer stiff paddles. Blade JANTEX LOGO in YELLOW COLOUR.

Kayak Shafts

All kayak shafts can be ordered as either a standard fixed shaft or with an adjustable clamp.

Standard Shaft – Outside diameter 29mm. Weight 180g

Adjustable Shaft – Adjustable availability 5cm or 10cm. Outside diameter 29mm. Weight 240g.

Jantex paddles are now available with two different clamp fittings- Metal or Nylon

Metal- Stainless Steel Clamp

Very good for travelling paddlers. Designed for frequent splitting (daily).
Lock and unlock is possible on the water without any tools, with lever.
Adjustment availibility 5 cm or on special order 10 cm, line marks every 5 mm.
Angle adjustment LEFT/RIGHT hand control,
line marks every 5 °.
OUTSIDE DIAMETER 29 mm, WEIGHT 240 grams.
NEEDS TO BE REGULARLY CLEANED WITH FRESH WATER AFTER EACH USE, IF PADDLING ON SALT WATER!

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Nylon  New Design- RECOMMENDED!
Lock and unlock is possible on the water without any tools, with lever.
Adjustment availability 10 cm or on special order 5 cm, line marks every 5 mm.
Angle adjustment LEFT/RIGHT hand control,
line marks every 5 °.
OUTSIDE DIAMETER 29 mm, WEIGHT 230 grams.

  • Resistant to Salt water
  • Special Nylon with fiber glass reinforcement
  • Good resistance to chemicals
  • Dimensional stability & very low warpage
  • High notched impact strength and energy absorption
  • Low creepy behaviour at high temperatures
  • Lighter (less 10g)

NEW ADJUSTABLE CLAMP SYSTEM

NEW ADJUSTABLE CLAMP SYSTEM(For now, available only for Soft and Flexisoft Shafts)

Posted by Jantex on Wednesday, 31 May 2017

 

Shaft Stiffness

Research has shown that a more flexible shaft has greatly aided to offset injury with little to no loss of performance. This is particularly paramount for paddlers doing a lot of distance paddling.  The Soft shaft and  Flexi-soft shaft are now built on 95% of paddles made today.

All kayak shafts are available in the following stiffness:

EXTRA STIFF SHAFT     EXTRA STIFF SHAFT – Special made for 200m distance, only for strongest and heaviest MEN paddlers, 100% carbon construction. Shaft stiffness marked with RED COLOURED STICKER

.STIFF SHAFT    STIFF SHAFT – Most asked shaft for FLAT WATER and MARATHON, 100% carbon construction. Shaft stiffness marked with YELLOW COLOURED STICKER
.SOFT SHAFT    SOFT SHAFT – Most asked shaft for SURF SKI and DOWN RIVER 85% carbon / 15% Kevlar construction. Shaft stiffness marked with WHITE COLOURED STICKER.
 
FLEXI SOFT SHAFT     FLEXI SOFT SHAFT – Our biggest seller in Australia. For paddlers doing a lot of kilometers this shaft reduces the incidence of injury that stiffer shafts can cause over long distances. Recommended for female SURF SKI and DOWN RIVER paddlers  and especially KIDS 70% carbon / 30% Kevlar construction. Shaft stiffness marked with GREEN COLOURED STICKER.

 

Canoe Paddles

Kappa DC Canoe Blade – A Symmetric canoe blade with a very good catch specifically made for flatwater sprint and marathons.

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Sigma Canoe Blade – A Symmetric and very stable canoe blade made specifically for downriver paddlers and rafting.

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Canoe Blade Construction

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Ultra light – most asked stiffness for Flat Water, Marathon and Down river. Give fantastic weight and ideal stiffness for Professional race use. Used by all top paddlers. Blade JANTEX LOGO in WHITE COLOUR

Stiff – ONLY for heaviest and strongest Men. Give possibility to use also by loading in any directions. For paddlers who prefer stiff paddles. Blade JANTEX LOGO in YELLOW COLOUR.

Canoe Shafts Flatwater

 Flatwater Canoe Shafts are available in the following versions: shafts-canoe-thumb

stiff-shaft    STIFF SHAFT

extra-stiff-shaft    EXTRA STIFF SHAFT

Standard
Outside diameter 31 mm
Weight 310 grams including wooden handle

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Downriver Canoe Shafts are available in the following versions:

stiff-shaft    STIFF SHAFT

               soft-shaft                      

SOFT SHAFT

Standard

WOODEN OR CARBON HANDLE

Outside diameter 29 mm
Weight 180 grams including  handleshaft-canoe-clamp-2015

Adjustable CLAMP
Very good for travelling paddlers. Designed for frequent splitting (daily).
Lock and unlock is possible on the water without any tools, with lever.
Adjustment availibility 5 cm or on special order 10 cm, line marks every 5 mm.
Angle adjustment LEFT/RIGHT hand control, line marks every 5 °.
OUTSIDE DIAMETER 31 mm, WEIGHT 410 grams including wooden handle.

IMPORTANT!
NEED TO BE REGULARLY CLEANED WITH FRESH WATER AFTER EACH USE, IF PADDLING ON SALT WATER!

Stand Up (SUP) Paddles

Ypsilon – Lightweight full carbon & foam construction
Double concave with little catch curve blade — give excellent catch,  clear pull – trough and exit phase.

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SUP Blade Construction

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Ultra light – most asked stiffness for Flat Water, Marathon and Down river. Give fantastic weight and ideal stiffness for Professional race use. Used by all top paddlers. Blade JANTEX LOGO in WHITE COLOUR

Stiff – ONLY for heaviest and strongest Men. Give possibility to use also by loading in any directions. For paddlers who prefer stiff paddles. Blade JANTEX LOGO in YELLOW COLOUR.

SUP Shafts

All SUP shafts are available in the following versions:ypsilon-c-thumb

EXTRA STIFF SHAFT     EXTRA STIFF SHAFT – SHORT SPRINT

.STIFF SHAFT    STIFF SHAFT – Most used shaft for SPRINT Men
.SOFT SHAFT    SOFT SHAFT – Most used shaft for LONG DISTANCE and DOWNWIND Men
 
FLEXI SOFT SHAFT     FLEXI SOFT SHAFT – Most used shaft for  LONG DISTANCE and DOWNWIND Female paddlers

POSSIBILITIES:
1 piece – full shaft
2 pieces – one adjustment 10 cm (+ 80 grams extra weight)
3 pieces – one adjustment 10 cm + one extra join – (special made for travel , each part maximum 80cm) (140 grams extra weight )

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Paddle Bags

Sandwich covers help to protect paddles from damage. Available in Kayak Standard, Kayak Universal and Canoe version.

Universal length covers have a smart adjustable sleeve.

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Capture.Lisa CarringtonLisa Carrington (NZL) – Multiple World Champion, Olympic Champion

Jantex Gamma Medium UL Stiff Standard