Paddles Kayak Flatwater Brača IV

Thursday02 October 2014

Braca IV

TEAR-DROP MODEL

  • Brača IV paddle

 

Brača IV is the original world's first 'tear-drop' design and our most widely used paddle. The paddles are designed to facilitate application of power in the beginning (catch) and in the middle of the stroke, enabling capabilities to obtain the “ultimate” forward stroke.

Marathon Blade with Kevlar Tip

Adjustable Shaft System

    Brača Adjustable Shaft System for Kayak

Brača IV is available with Marathon blade construction. This is a result of advanced technology, a proprietary blend of composite materials and was designed with the marathon and adventure paddler in mind. The edge of the blade is reinforced with a kevlar layer that makes it highly impact resistant in extreme down river conditions.

All Brača IV paddles are available with an Adjustable Shaft System. This allows elegant adjustment of overall paddle length (within 5cm range) and blade angle from 0° to 80° right or left in 5° increments. The system also allows you to disassemble the paddle into two parts for easy transportation.

Brača IV 60 is designed for the paddler who prefers a softer blade and shaft.

Brača IV is available in the extra light and stiff construction for the athlete who prefers light and stiff characteristics. You can also choose the stiffness of the shaft. We recommend a stiffer shaft for bigger blades but any combination is possible. See the shaft stiffness measurement prodecure and parameter table below.

IMPORTANT!
Always clean your adjustable shaft regularly!
Store your adjustable paddle disassembled if
not used for more than two weeks!
See the maintenance page for details.

Shaft Stiffnes Measurement Process

Shaft Stiffness Measurement

Available Options and Technical Parameters:

   BladeShaftCarbon contentTotal
Weight
(g/oz)
   Surface area
(cm2/in2)
Length
(cm)
Width
(cm)
Kevlar TipsStiffness*
(mm)
FullAdjustable4 pc
split
Blade
(%)
Shaft
(%)
Brača IV max 765/118.6 50.0 16.8   2.7-2.8 100 100 650/22.9
Brača IV max
Extra Light
765/118.6 50.0 16.8   2.7-2.8 100 100 600/21.2
Brača IV max
Marathon
765/118.6 50.0 16.8 2.7-2.8 100 100 650/22.9
Brača IV max
60
765/118.6 50.0 16.8   3.2-3.4 50 60 780/27.5
Brača IV min 735/113.9 49.5 16.3   2.9-3.0 100 100 640/22.6
Brača IV min
Extra Light
735/113.9 49.5 16.3   2.9-3.0 100 100 580/20.5
Brača IV min
Marathon
735/113.9 49.5 16.3 2.9-3.0 100 100 640/22.6
Brača IV min
60
735/113.9 49.5 16.3   3.2-3.4 50 60 770/27.2
Brača IV s‑min 705/109.2 49.0 15.8   2.9-3.0 100 100 630/22.2
Brača IV s-min
Extra Light
705/109.2 49.0 15.8   2.9-3.0 100 100 560/19.8
Brača IV s-min
Marathon
705/109.2 49.0 15.8 3.1-3.2 100 100 630/22.2
Brača IV s-min
60
705/109.2 49.0 15.8   3.2-3.4 50 60 760/26.8
Brača IV xs-min 635/98.4 45.3 15.1   3.2-3.4 100 100 600/21.2
Brača IV xs-min
Marathon
635/98.4 45.3 15.1 3.2-3.4 100 60 600/21.2

* Recommended stiffness. We recommend stiffer shafts for bigger blades but any combination is possible.

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