Puakea Paddles - Maika'i 9.437" Full Carbon

Puakea Paddles - Maika'i 9.437" Full Carbon

Maika’i means "smooth feel" in Hawaiian. With the Puakea Malolo design under a glossy finish, this paddle is big. Ideal for team boats, the Maika’i really shines when the canoe is surging on a wave, or at full race pace. As the canoe goes faster, it becomes increasingly difficult to grab water and accelerate, making this paddle extremely useful at high speed. Like its smaller sibling, Polu, Maika’i has a rounded leading edge creates less impact on the paddler. But with significantly more surface area, has incredible hold and feel. A slight scoop keeps water from cavitating around the blade without sacrificing an efficient exit. At the catch position, the double-bend oval shaft promotes a comfortable, loose grip and relaxed wrist.

 

Standard sizes: 47-52, Custom sizes: any size lower than 47, any size higher than 52, and half sizes. Select the correct size in drop down.

  • Construction

    Material: All carbon fiber

  • Features

    • Type: Double Bend All Carbon Paddle
    • Color: Grey Malolo fish design with red accent
    • Finish: Glossy blade, Matte shaft and handle
  • Details

    • Length: 47" to 52" (Custom sizes also available)
    • Width: 9.437" blade
    • Weight: approx. 16 oz.
    • Surface Area: 115 sq. inches
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