New Carbon Paddles

April-May 1997

This is an article from WaveLength Magazine, available in print in North America and globally on the web.

by Laurie MacBride

Aqua-Bound AMT

Aqua-Bound now offers 5 AMT mod- els in carbon. These paddles, using Advanced Molding Technology (AMT), are more durable than standard carbon-graphite, and weigh in at 900 grams - 32 oz. For lighter weight, these paddles have carbon shafts and carbon reinforced AMT blades. Best of all, these lightweight paddles provide high performance, excellent durability at a very attractive price.

Models include 3 for sea touring and 2 models for white-water. $180.00 US, $240.00 Cdn.

Aqua-Bound Technology Ltd. USA 1160 Yew Ave, Blaine Washington 98230. Aqua-Bound Technology Ltd. Canada #1 - 9520 192nd Street, Surrey, BC, V4N 3R8. Tel (604) 882-2052, Fax (604) 882-9988.




An ancient Inuit tradition, with Eng- lish craftsmanship, German fibers, French epoxy, and a Scottish shaft, Toksook is a world class paddle. Produced in England this paddle is a Derek Hutchinson creation of an ancient Bering Sea design. Its distinct three dimensional shape evolved in an unforgiving environment. The shape successfully counteracts a blades' natural tendencies to dive in sculling and bracing strokes. Forward paddling strokes are devoid of common torque twisting and flutter.

This carbon fiber paddle is available in standard fiberglass, heavy duty fiberglass, carbon, kevlar, and oversized (large diameter) carbon. Dealer inquiries are welcome.

The Toksook is available in North America exclusively from Paddle Plus +, PO Box 1047, Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033, telephone 860 659-1223, 860 657-1472 FAX,