Paddles Kayak Down River Braca XI Van Dusen '92 Surf Ski

Friday22 November 2019

Braca XI Van Dusen '92 Surf Ski


  • Brača XI Van Dusen '92 Surf Ski paddle

Adjustable Shaft System

    Brača Adjustable Shaft System

All Brača XI Van Dusen '92 Surf Ski paddles are available with a Metal or Plastic I Adjustable Shaft System. This allows elegant adjustment of overall paddle length (within 5cm range) and blade angle from 0° to 80° right or left. Both versions allow you to disassemble the paddle into two parts for easy transportation.

Brača XI Van Dusen '92 Surf Ski blades have a special reinforcement in the most stressed areas, which makes them suitable for paddling in the surf zone. When paddling on big waves, these blades have to withstand reverse forces when stabilizing or paddling backwards. The blade shape 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.

Surf Ski paddling requires a softer but more durable shaft, which has to be light at the same time. We developed the 19K shaft especially for this purpose, which is available in two stiffnesses (medium and soft). We recommend a stiffer shaft for bigger blades but any combination is possible. See the shaft stiffness measurement prodecure and parameter table below.

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
   Surface area
Brača XI Van Dusen '92
775 Surf Ski
(old size: x-min)
775/120.1 51.1 16.8 Medium




Brača XI Van Dusen '92
760 Surf Ski
(old size: min)
760/117.8 51.1 16.0 640/22.6
Brača XI Van Dusen '92
735 Surf Ski
(old size: s-min)
735/113.9 50.5 15.7 620/21.9
Brača XI Van Dusen '92
705 Surf Ski
(old size: xs-min)
705/109.3 49.8 15.5 600/21.2

* 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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