Paddles Kayak Flatwater Braca XI Van Dusen '92

Saturday22 July 2017

Braca XI Van Dusen '92

TWISTED TEAR-DROP MODEL

  • Brača XI Van Dusen '92 paddle

Brača XI Van Dusen '92 is the newest addition to the Brača-Sport paddle line. It was originally designed by Ted Van Dusen in 1992 after three years of development and testing. Due to the high demand, Brača-Sport added this special shaped blade to the product line by purchasing a licence from Ted in 2014.

The blade has a special twisted tear-drop shape which facilitates a powerful catch and clean exit. It's movement through the water is different from other Brača-Sport blades, therefore it requires a slightly different paddling technique.

The Brača XI Van Dusen '92 is also 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 marathon and down river racing.

Marathon Blade with Kevlar Tip

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 procedure and parameter table below.

Adjustable Shaft System
    Brača Adjustable Shaft System for Kayak
Shaft Stiffnes Measurement Process

Shaft Stiffness Measurement

All Brača XI Van Dusen '92 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.  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.

Available Options and Technical Parameters:

   BladeShaftCarbon contentTotal
Weight
(g/oz)
   Surface area
(cm2/in2)
Length
(cm)
Width
(cm)
Kevlar TipsStiffness*
(mm)
FullAdjustableBlade
(%)
Shaft
(%)
New paddle modelBrača XI Van Dusen '92
835
(old size: x-max)
835/129.4 51.9 18.1   2.5-2.6 100 100 750/26.5
Brača XI Van Dusen '92
835 Extra Light
(old size: x-max)
835/129.4 51.9 18.1   2.5-2.6 100 100 700/24.7
New paddle modelBrača XI Van Dusen '92
835 Marathon
(old size: x-max)
835/129.4 51.9 18.1 2.5-2.6 100 100 750/26.5
New paddle modelBrača XI Van Dusen '92
815
(old size: max)
815/126.3 51.6 17.6   2.7-2.8 100 100 730/25.7
Brača XI Van Dusen '92
815 Extra Light
(old size: max)
815/126.3 51.6 17.6   2.7-2.8 100 100 680/24.0
New paddle modelBrača XI Van Dusen '92
815 Marathon
(old size: max)
815/126.3 51.6 17.6 2.7-2.8 100 100 730/25.7
New paddle modelBrača XI Van Dusen '92
795
(old size: s-max)
795/123.2 51.3 17.2   2.7-2.8 100 100 710/25.0
Brača XI Van Dusen '92
795 Extra Light
(old size: s-max)
795/123.2 51.3 17.2   2.7-2.8 100 100 660/23.3
New paddle modelBrača XI Van Dusen '92
795 Marathon
(old size: s-max)
795/123.2 51.3 17.2 2.7-2.8 100 100 710/25.0
New paddle modelBrača XI Van Dusen '92
775
(old size: x-min)
775/120.1 51.1 16.8   2.9-3.0 100 100 660/23.3
Brača XI Van Dusen '92
775 Extra Light
(old size: x-min)
775/120.1 51.1 16.8   2.9-3.0 100 100 630/22.2
New paddle modelBrača XI Van Dusen '92
775 Marathon
(old size: x-min)
775/120.1 51.1 16.8 2.9-3.0 100 100 660/23.3
New paddle modelBrača XI Van Dusen '92
760
(old size: min)
760/117.8 51.1 16.0   2.9-3.0 100 100 640/22.6
Brača XI Van Dusen '92
760 Extra Light
(old size: min)
760/117.8 51.1 16.0   2.9-3.0 100 100 590/20.8
New paddle modelBrača XI Van Dusen '92
760 Marathon
(old size: min)
760/117.8 51.1 16.0 2.9-3.0 100 100 640/22.6
New paddle modelBrača XI Van Dusen '92
735
(old size: s-min)
735/113.9 50.5 15.7   3.1-3.2 100 100 620/21.9
Brača XI Van Dusen '92
735 Extra Light
(old size: s-min)
735/113.9 50.5 15.7   3.1-3.2 100 100 570/20.1
New paddle modelBrača XI Van Dusen '92
735 Marathon
(old size: s-min)
735/113.9 50.5 15.7 3.1-3.2 100 100 620/21.9
New paddle modelBrača XI Van Dusen '92
705
(old size: xs-min)
705/109.3 49.8 15.5   3.3-3.4 100 100 600/21.2
Brača XI Van Dusen '92
705 Extra Light
(old size: xs-min)
705/109.3 49.8 15.5   3.3-3.4 100 100 560/19.8
New paddle modelBrača XI Van Dusen '92
705 Marathon
(old size: xs-min)
705/109.3 49.8 15.5 3.3-3.4 100 100 600/21.2

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

View the blade design licence by Ted Van Dusen

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