Jantex Gamma Rio Kayak Paddle

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Description

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.

Blade Construction

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.

Blade Tip

Blades held in stock in Australia are Carbon tip.

Metal & FG tips are only ordered on request and cost an additional $15.

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Blade Sizes

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

Kayak Shafts

Fixed

Outside diameter 29 mm
Weight 180 grams

Adjustable CLAMP

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)

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.

Pricing:

Fixed Shaft: $580

Adjustable Shaft: $625

Stiff Blades:  $15 extra

FG & Metal Tip Blades:  $15 extra

Options:

Jantex Paddle Cover Split Length $95

 

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Additional information

Blade Construction

Ultralight, Stiff

Blade Tip

Carbon, FG, Metal

Blade Size

Small Minus, Small, Small Plus, X Small Plus, Medium Minus, Medium, Medium Plus, X Medium Plus, Large Minus, Large, Large Plus

Shaft Configuration

Fixed, Adjustable

Shaft Stiffness

Extra Stiff, Stiff, Soft, Flexi Soft

Shaft Length

190-200, 195-205, 200-210, 205-215, 208-218, 210-220, 212-222, 214-224, 216-226

Clamp Type

Nylon

Paddle Locator Plastic

Yes, No

Heat Shrink

Yes, No

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