JANTEX GAMMA RIO
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.
This blade provides an aggressive catch, improved stability and excellent exit.
The new Rio line has 12 kayak blade sizes giving more options and finer gaps between sizes.
For a range of paddlers from kids to strongest male paddlers.
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 are 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
- Gamma Rio Baby size also available for paddlers from 10-13 years- Surface Area 600m2- Flexi-Soft Shaft only recommended
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
SUPER FLEXI SOFT SHAFT – Introduced in 2020 due to the increase of paddlers paddling in unpredictable water, like ocean downwind. Unlike our competitors flexible shafts, Jantex has not compromised in strength by reducing the amount of carbon but instead has used a optimal fiber orientation for increased flexibility. 100% carbon construction. Shaft stiffness marked with ORANGE COLOURED STICKER
Fixed Shaft: $630
Adjustable Shaft: $675
Stiff Blades: $25 extra
FG & Metal Tip Blades: $25 extra
Jantex Paddle Cover Split Length $95