Paddles Kayak Down River Brača XI Van Dusen '92 Down River

Friday22 November 2019

Braca XI Van Dusen '92 Down River


  • Brača XI Van Dusen '92 paddle

Adjustable Shaft System

    Brača Adjustable Shaft System

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.

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 and Down River 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 Brača XI Down River is available with stiff and soft shaft construction options. The edge of the blade is reinforced with an aluminium and titanium layer that makes it highly impact resistant in extreme downriver conditions.

The edge of the Brača XI Marathon blade is reinforced with a kevlar layer that makes it highly impact resistant in extreme downriver conditions and marathon racing.

Marathon/Down River Blade with Kevlar/Titanium 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 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
Kevlar   Metal
Brača XI Van Dusen '92 760
Down River
(old size: min)
760/117.8 51.1 16.0   Hard





Brača XI Van Dusen '92 735
Down River
(old size: s-min)
735/113.9 50.5 15.7   620/21.9
Brača XI Van Dusen '92 705
Down River
(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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