OXBOW CARBON 170-210
The OXBOW CC Full Carbon Lever-Lock adjustable SUP paddle is premium performance paddle with the best adjustment system on the market today. Ideal for paddlers up to 5’6”/1.70m in height all the way down to under 4’/1.20m. The Lever-Lock adjustment system keeps the shaft free of any bulky mechanisms by placing the adjustment mechanism in the T-Handle. An elegant system typically reserved for more expensive paddles. A full Carbon shaft reduces weight and improves flex for higher performance compared to a fiberglass or aluminum shaft.
The Carbon shaft are paired with a full carbon blade for strength, light-weight and performance. The premium Lever-Lock adjustment system allows for a customized length with no bulky mechanism on the shaft to get in the way.
The design and performance of the OXBOW paddle blade is based on the three phases of an efficient paddle stroke:
Our blades are designed for a smooth entry into the water with minimal splash or blade rotation during entry. This allows the blade to become firmly planted in the water for the second phase of the stroke.
This is where power is applied from the paddler, to the blade, into the water and is what propels you forward. Keeping the blade slightly narrower and longer than traditional SUP paddle blades gives you several “gears”. Depending on how deeply you insert the paddle into the water. Together with a slight dihedral in the blade it also reduces cavitation (flutter). For maximum transfer of power from body to blade to water.
Just as important as the Catch, a clean recovery minimizes power loss and maintains rhythm. The OXBOW paddle blade has minimal ‘curve’ in the blade and a thin profile. This allows the blade to “pop” out of the water at the end of the stroke quickly and cleanly. The thin profile also increases blade performance when feathering the paddle through the water, which is an advanced recovery technique used in many situations, from helping maintain balance to course corrections.