Jantex Gamma Rio ‘Baby’ Kayak Paddle


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One of Jantex’s most successful shapes (Jantex Gamma) has been fine tuned in co-operation with Max Hoff to create the Gamma Rio blade.

This blade provides an aggressive catch, improved stability and excellent exit.

The Gamma Rio Baby has been made specifically to suit beginner kids.

Blade Construction

Lightweight full carbon & sandwich construction

Blades held in stock in Australia are Ultra Light

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.

Blade Tip

Blades held in stock in Australia are Carbon tip.


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Blade Size

Size L (mm) W (mm) Weight (g/set) Surface (cm2)
Baby 470 155 190 600

Kayak Shafts

Adjustable CLAMP

Jantex Gamma Rio Baby paddles are recommended with Jantex Nylon Adjustable Clamp System

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 °.

  • 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)


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.

Gamma Rio Baby kayak shafts are recommended in  following stiffness:

  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.


Adjustable Shaft: $495

FG & Metal Tip Blades:  $15 extra


Jantex Paddle Cover Split Length $95



Additional information

Blade Construction

Ultra Light

Blade Tip

Carbon, FG, Metal

Blade Size


Shaft Configuration


Shaft Stiffness

Flexi Soft

Shaft Length

190-200, 195-205, 200-210

Clamp Type


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