The NAJA slalom blades are a brand new exciting design which incorporates an extreme off-centre in relation to the axis of the shaft (8mm). This feature coupled with the profile of the NAJA blade enhance the blades stroke performance. So much so - Vavřinec Hradilek decided to change his paddle on the basis of the results of testing for only a few days before the first olympic nomination race. He won the selection and went to Beijing. He said : “Since the time I made the first stroke with NAJA MAXI I had a feeling that I am at one with the water. Even if I know that the stroke is more powerful and demands more power I am feeling a greater freedom and speed in moving the boat. I can really rely on these blades during the race when you are accelerating from every single gate as a rocket! This is a fantastic feeling. "
These blades have integral alloy edges to resist abrasion. Use in salt water is not recommended.
The MIDI size is suitable for women and the junior category or for men who prefer smaller blades with higher reps.
This wound carbon shaft constructed using a method of axial fiber laying for its construction is suited for use in canoe slalom. This technology has been used in the production of our shafts since 1994. This shaft is for those who prefer a classic surface, which is created by wrapping the tape during production, (rather than our NO SLIDE shaft).
Carbon wound shafts are available in the following material options: 00930 K1 CARBON 28mm, wound, incl.plastic oval & bushing, length 120cm 00930M K1 NO SLIDE 28mm, carbon prepreg, incl.plastic oval/bushing, length 120cm 00931 K1 CARBON 29mm, wound, incl.plastic oval & bushing, length 120cm 00931M K1 NO SLIDE 29mm, carbon prepreg, incl.plastic oval/bushing, length 120cm 00932 K1 CARBON+ 28,5mm, wound, more reinforced, incl.plastic oval & bushing, length 120cm 00933 K1 CARBON+ 29,5mm, wound, more reinforced, incl.plastic oval & bushing, length 120cm
NAJA MIDI blades are produced in the following material options: 02402MONO930 NAJA MIDI MONO ELITE carbon monoblock with straight shaft, alloy tips 02402MONOERGO NAJA MIDI MCQ ERGO ELITE carbon monoblock with ERGO shaft,alloy tips 02402 NAJA MIDI ELITE medium carbon blades with alloy tips
NAJA blades are available in three blade sizes: MINI - small, MID – medium and MAXI- large Specifications:
Bigger is not better, going larger than you need is counter productive, if in doubt go smaller size.