Ainsworth Ocean Poly-Carb Two Piece
Ainsworth uses a super tough PolyCarbonate composite injection moulded construction for superb durability and performance to give a strong, all-round paddle. Launched in 2014, the material strength is over double the strength of the nylon 12 used in many other nylon paddles at this price point. Ainsworths PolyCarbonate blade is much stiffer than other nylon paddles. The shaft is pressed into the blades with hydraulic pressure to a depth of 10cm, ensuring a watertight joint and a continuous feel from shaft to blade tip. The high strength of the material means that the blade can be made lighter than other paddles that use a Nylon construction.
The two-piece shaft is the same construction as the straight glass shaft and split in the centre using a cam and lever which clamps onto a smaller diameter spigot made from the same shaft material.
The overall adjustment offers a 10cm telescopic extension along with a full range of feather angles both left and right-handed. A truly completely adjustable and simple system.
What do SKO think? This is a great affordable paddle that can be used as a spare or for a beginner through to intermediate. The join of the paddles from Ainsworth are flush with the shaft and the lever is nice and big which is useful for those with cold hands. The blades are tough allowing them to endure a lot, we are quite impressed so far.