Wing Paddles

Small mid wing carbon

No matter how fast a kayak is designed to run through the water, it’s not going anywhere without a paddle in your hands. Paddles provide our connection to the water. Initial gear obsessions may focus on the boats, but it doesn’t take long for passionate paddlers to focus more and more on their paddle choice.

 

Like surfskis, paddles can be a very personal choice regarding fit and comfort. What works well for one paddler may not suit his or her paddling partner. Paddle weight, flex, length, shaft diameter and shape, paddler build, water conditions, blade length, width, feather – these are just some of the parameters that can affect the stroke. Finding the right match can greatly impact a paddler’s speed, stability and overall performance.

Epic Paddles are based on comfort and features that enhance real-world performance. Every Epic paddle is designed by Epic founder and world renowned paddler, Greg Barton. Greg competed in three Summer Olympics, where he won four Olympic medals. He has also won races in surfski, outrigger canoe and marathon. His design philosophy is that every Epic customer should benefit from excellent, performance driven designs that allow them to paddle to the best of their ability. As Greg illustrates below, the Epic wing paddle is meant to be ergonomic, stable and efficient – a paddle aimed at surfski racers and general fitness paddlers, with increasing popularity among recreational surfski and touring kayakers.

Q: Which combo would you rather have: a fast boat design with a poor paddle, or a slower boat design with a high performance paddle?

Greg Barton, Epic Designer: Your boat and paddle should work together to provide the most efficiency and enjoyment. If I could choose only one, I’d probably take an efficient boat – because some of the recreational designs are simply not efficient in the water. However, you get more bang for your buck with a good paddle. You can get the best paddle on the market for around £345, while the best boat will cost you thousands. If I was on a budget, I’d opt for a mid priced, efficient boat with a top end paddle.

 

To find your perfect paddle length or paddle type visit the Epic Paddle Wizard at  https://www.epickayaks.com/paddle-wizard or contact us

 

Our guide for choosing the Blade size (eg Mid or Small Mid) and the Shaft construction (Club Carbon or Full Carbon). 

The Full Carbon shaft (Black carbon) is a stiff competition spec shaft. This provides gains in performance, with increased loading through the body. 

The Club Carbon shaft (Green) is Epic's "soft" carbon shaft, which has more flex in the shaft thus reducing the load on the body. We recommend this for touring, fitness, less experienced and younger paddlers. 

The Mid Wing blade works well for adult competition paddlers and those looking for a larger surface area. 

The Small Mid Blade reduces the loading on the body (reducing tiredness and injury/stress) and is suitable for smaller framed paddlers, or for those paddling longer distances and spending more time on the water. 

 

MID WING

SPECIFICATIONS

Blade Width: 6.5" (16.4 cm)
Blade Length: 19.7" (50 cm)
Surface Area: 116 sq. inches (750 cm2)

 Length

  • 205-215cm
  • 208-218cm
  • 210-220cm

Full Carbon (£345)

  • 680g
  • Carbon fibre blade
  • 80% 3K carbon fibre oval shaft (Black carbon Shaft)
  • Epic’s Length-Lock 2™ 10cm adjustable ferrule technology. 
  • 90 degree feather, left and right  

Club Carbon (£285)

  • 737g
  • Carbon fibre blade
  • 40% carbon oval shaft (Green shaft)
  • Epic’s Length-Lock 2™ 10cm adjustable ferrule technology. 
  • 90 degree feather, left and right 

 

SMALL MID WING 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Blade Width: 6.3" (15.9 cm)
  • Blade Length: 19.6" (49.9 cm)
  • Surface Area: 114 sq. inches (735 cm2)

Available in 4 lengths

  • 200-210cm
  • 205-215cm
  • 208-218cm
  • 210-220cm

Full Carbon (£345)

  • 652g
  • Carbon fibre blade
  • 80% 3K carbon fibre oval shaft (Black carbon Shaft)
  • Epic’s Length-Lock 2™ 10cm adjustable ferrule technology. 
  • 90 degree feather, left and right 

Club Carbon (£285)

  • 702g
  • Carbon fibre blade
  • 40% carbon oval shaft (Green shaft)
  • Epic’s Length-Lock 2™ 10cm adjustable ferrule technology. 
  • 90 degree feather, left and right