JANTEX BETA RIO
The Jantex Beta Rio was developed in co-operation with Danish Kayak Champion Rene Holten Poulsen. It is shorter, wider and more twisted than the Beta blade resulting in a more aggressive paddle with better control and excellent exit ability. This blade is designed for well prepared athletes to give maximum acceleration in the first phase of stroke
The New Beta Rio blade comes in 12 sizes.
Suitable for a wide range of paddlers (from kids to TOP strongest MEN paddlers in each event).
Lightweight full carbon & sandwich construction
Blades held in stock in Australia are Ultra Light
Stiff Blades are only ordered on request and cost an additional $15.
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.
Blades held in stock in Australia are Carbon tip.
Metal & FG tips can be only ordered on request and cost an additional $15
The following chart is based on European recommendations. European paddlers are often bigger in stature and more sprint oriented.
In Australia we recommend the following variances:
- Small to Medium blades for Ocean paddling
- Flexi-Soft or Soft Shafts for paddlers doing long distances- Ocean and marathon paddling
- Soft to Stiff Shafts for sprint paddlers – Soft for sprint training and stiff for sprint racing
Outside diameter 29 mm
Weight 180 grams
Jantex paddles are now standard with Nylon adjustable clamp. Stainless steel is no longer held in stock but can be ordered on request
Nylon Clamp System 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)
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 – Special made for 200m distance, only for strongest and heaviest MEN paddlers, 100% carbon construction. Shaft stiffness marked with RED COLOURED STICKER
Fixed Shaft: $580
Adjustable Shaft: $625
Stiff Blades: $15 extra
FG & Metal Tip Blades: $15 extra
Jantex Paddle Cover Split Length $95
Rene Holten Poulsen (DEN) : Olympic Silver Medallist
Jantex Beta Rio Large UL