Carbon SUP Race Paddle: Hydro FlowX TexCarbon is Black Projects Lightest, Stronger and Fastest!
The proprietary Advanced Flow Technology (AFT) is designed to significantly increase paddle efficiency and smoothness by reducing turbulence and unwanted blade movements. The Deep Power Scoop (DPS) with dihedral edges delivers power in a controlled manner and works in harmony with our the AFT to create a first-of-its-kind paddling experience.
Our Fastest Ever Paddle – While individual results will vary and speed is just one aspect to consider, our testing has shown the Hydro FlowX will increase your average speed. When putting in a similar effort, paddlers can expect a 3-5% improvement in speed and lap times or paddle the same speed with less effort (when compared to the original Hydro, which is already faster than most race paddles).
Reduced Fatigue – The combination of flow technology and deep scoop produces a fluid stroke which reduces energy usage while increasing forward thrust. The outcome is significantly less paddler fatigue––enabling you to paddle longer and faster than ever before.
4% Lighter –To reduce overall weight, we reworked our layups and introduced 30-ton carbon – a strong but lightweight carbon that’s 25% lighter than our previous material. The resulting paddle is approximately 4% lighter than an equivalent model of the original Hydro. Weighing from just 345 grams (12.1 oz), paddlers can maintain a higher cadence for a longer period of time.
Even Stronger – The Hydro FlowX’s redesigned blade offers massive structural strength. This gave us the dual benefit of being able to optimize the use of carbon in certain areas, while still achieving an overall strength enhancement.
All Hydro FlowX paddles come complete with our Paddle Bag ($125 value).
TEXCARBON 30T Carbon Construction
100% 30-ton Carbon – a strong but lightweight carbon that’s 25% lighter than our previous material.
FlowX Handle Options
- PALM Handle – ideal for flat water and paddlers with larger hands
Our lightweight and ergonomic 100% carbon handles come with a vivid red matte finish. The Palm handle is enjoyed by riders on flat water and those with bigger hands. The matte finish is ideal in hot or cold climates.
- Durable one-piece construction
- Advanced Flow Technology (AFT).
- Deep Power Scoop (DPS.
- Available in XL, L, M, M-Slim, S, S-Slim and XS-Slim.
- Enhanced TEXCARBON construction.
- Hot glue construction.
- Available Paddle Bag
|Length (inches / cm)||80 / 203||77 / 196||74 / 188||71 / 180||68 / 173|
|Weight (oz / gr)||15.8 / 447||15.0 / 426||14.1 / 399||13.5 / 381||12.0 / 340|
|Paddling Level||Advanced to Pro|
|Shaft Material||100% TEXCARBON 30T|
|Shaft Flex||Stiff 50 / Medium 75 / Medium 100|
|Length||Fixed – Standard 29mm / Slim Shaft 26.5mm|
|Blade Size||Small / Medium / Large|
|Shaft Diameter (mm)||STANDARD (29)||STANDARD (29)||STANDARD (29)||S L I M (26.5)||STANDARD (29)||S L I M (26.5)||S L I M (26.5)|
|Actual Size (cm2)||616||568||530||530||491||491||457|
|Actual Size (in2)||95.5||88.0||82.2||82.2||76.1||76.1||71.0|
|Paddler Weight (KG)||90 – 110||80 – 100||70 – 90||70 – 90||60 – 80||60 – 80||50 – 70|
|Paddler Weight (lbs)||200-245||175-220||155-200||155-200||130 – 175||130 – 175||110 – 155|
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