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15/10/17 - new range of Greenland paddles coming soon - Gran Kajak paddles.
In 2-3 piece in both wood and carbon versions. Appearing on the 'New Paddles' page here

29/05/17 - two used very good condition kayaks available -
Wayland 550XL Formoza COMBAT double seater and Feathercraft Khatsalano S single seater sea kayak
Listed here

16/05/17 - Next show day - Beale Park Boat Show 2nd - 4th June 2017. On display will be boats from Neris, Wayland and ZelGear, plus other brands, replacement skins and accessories. Details

02/03/17 - Product Videos page added. Videos of some of the listed folding kayaks ... see here

05/02/17 - Wayland Mk II Formoza 550 SOF military kayak, and the single seater version Mk I Achilli 500XL now included to the range

04/02/17 - 2 seater ZelGear added
These nimble crafts do provide better excitement than whitewater rafts and pack rafts! See Catarafts



 

Exclusive UK dealer for the following brands:-

We are a specialist team that previously was an exclusive folding kayak brand dealer in the UK with several years experience. We now have added a multi-brand on line store to better serve a growing UK market with a wider range of foldable small craft - from "Klepper" type of kayaks, to lightweight canoes plus related accessories.

NERIS - foldable alu framed kayaks

ZelGear - inflatable kayaks and catarafts (catamaran rafts)

MyCanoe - origami concept open foldable canoe and dinghy

WaveDesign - carbon paddles including Greenlands

Wayland Folding Kayaks - traditional foldable wood framed kayaks

 




Can we paddle anywhere?
In the UK, you need a license to paddle in most of the waterways, rivers, lakes, etc.
BCU membership (Canoe England, Canoe Wales, Scotland Canoe Association and the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland) includes a license to paddle on 5000km of Britain's waterways and canals.

Not all inland water is open to canoeists, some are privately owned or is bounded by land which is private, so do check beforehand. See Useful Websites page.

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Paddles (New)
There is a wide range of paddles to choose from. If you have a folding kayak with a wooden frame, then the natural inclination could be to have wooden split paddles in keeping with the character of the kayak. Owners of alu framed folding kayaks will mostly likely opt for composite type of paddles. The more you pay, the lighter the paddle - EG Carbon fibre, Kevlar. Cheap paddles can be stowed as spare emergency paddles.

Choosing the correct length / type of paddles.

Kayak paddles (Euro style)
Generally speaking, for double (tandem) seater folding touring kayaks (broad beam) with average height paddlers, we recommend a 220cm paddle for the rear and a 240cm for the front paddler. If the rear paddler is tallish, then 230-240cm. If you purchase the same make pair of paddles of different lengths, you may be able to mix them to produce 2 paddles of medium length. For a single seater folding touring kayaks, opt for 230cm otherwise 240cm if you are above average height.
Wide paddle blades are more suitable for white water / surf, slimmer blades are more suitable for long distance touring. If you have shoulder / elbow problems, opt for narrower blades.
If you are planning to paddle in large open waters / off-shore, then a spare emergency split paddle stowed on the kayak is highly recommended. This spare paddle can be a cheaper paddle of average length.


Kayak paddles (Greenland sticks)
The traditional Greenland design is an increasingly popular choice for sea-kayakers and is also excellent for long distance touring in touring kayaks. The paddle is light, easy to control and can reduce the risk of shoulder injuries as well as being the least tiring design of paddle to use due to the way the paddle is used. The selection that we have is specially designed to be slightly longer than the average Greenland paddles to cater for the broader beam folding kayaks, otherwise we can still supply shorter lengths for narrower boats. Generally speaking, the loom should be as wide as your kayak. For the total length, stand flat-footed on level ground and raise one arm overhead. Measure from the ground to the tip of your fingers plus add about 10cm for kayak beams greater than 75cm.

To some, the Greenland paddles look ineffective being so narrow but they are not - actually the surface area of the Greenland blade is the same as the Euro blade whilst having longer edges. The Greenland blades are not feathered so both wrists are kept at the natural gripping angle - the oval shaped central loom is such that the blade is held slightly canted for effective dynamic paddle strokes. If you have wrist, elbow or shoulder problems, Greenland paddles are the way to go.


Canoe paddles
Length. Most canoeists require a paddle in the 52" - 60" (130cm -150cm) range.
Rough guideline. Sit on a chair and measure the distance between the chair to your eyebrows. This measurement should match the distance from a paddle's grip to the throat, where the paddle shaft meets the blade.
Fine tuning. For wider canoes or paddling from the stern (rear seat), consider adding 2" (5cm) to the paddle length so you can reach the water without excessive leaning.

Blade shape:-
Blade shape is complex, but it can simplified on where you paddle the most. Long and skinny blades (traditional beavertail) are good for cruising on lakes. Shorter and wider blades are best for rivers and shallow water. Paddle blades measuring 8" x 20" (20cm x 50cm) are most common and are a suitable choice for all round use.

Grips:-
A palm grip offers flat water paddlers excellent comfort and control. The shape fits naturally into the palm of your hand and is comfortable for long trips. A T-grip lets you wrap your fingers around the handle, so it offers precise control and a sure grip - it is the preferred shape for whitewater paddlers and children's paddles.



Kayak paddles (Euro)
Length
Diameter
Price excluding P&P

Delivery time

The Stork TM Tourist+ asymmetrical wooden split paddles - 230cm clear varnished
 

A well crafted wooden paddle, which is great for touring and recreational canoeing on calm or gently moving waters. The paddle also features a resin coated tip to help protect your paddle from abrasion and other damage.

Left & right handed, with large push button - easy on cold frozen hands! Longer length to handle the broad beam of expedition touring folding kayaks. 30mm dia.

The paddle shaft is made of pine wood, with the blade made with curved waterproofed plywood - carefully finished and covered with clear lacquer providing resistance to the water environment.

Equipped with rubber O-rings. The joint is tough plastic providing durability and lower weight - compared to stainless steel joints which is also prone to seizing.

Material: Pine

230cm
30mm
£33.00

Up to 2 weeks

The Stork TM Fenris+ asymmetrical wooden split paddles - 225cm, 230cm & 240cm, clear varnished


A well crafted wooden paddle, which is great for touring and recreational canoeing on calm or gently moving waters. The paddle also features a resin coated tip to help protect your paddle from abrasion and other damage.

Left & right handed, with large push button - easy on cold frozen hands! Longer length to handle the broad beam of expedition touring folding kayaks. 30mm dia.

The paddle is made mainly of pine wood, carefully finished and and covered with clear lacquer providing resistance to the water environment. Longitudinal bonding of different strips provides extra strength to handle large stresses that occurs during paddling.

Equipped with rubber O-rings.

At the bottom edge of the blades, there is a strip of epoxy resin - to protect the wooden part of a paddle when paddling in shallow water. On the side edges of the blades, the pine wood is replaced by stronger ash wood. The joint is tough plastic providing durability and lower weight - compared to stainless steel joints which is also prone to seizing.

Typically on a folding double seater touring kayak, the recommendation is to go for one 225cm paddler for the rear paddler and one 240cm for the front paddler. You can mix to two sizes to make 2 x 232cm paddles.
Material:
Pine, ash

Weight - 1500g for 230cm length paddle

225cm
230cm
240cm
30mm
£46.00

3 days

TNP Asymmetric Alu 2 piece (702.2) 225 & 240cm RH/LH60. Black, Blue, Red, Yellow



Classical kayak paddle with asymmetric blades. Blade material is made of highly tough polyethylene (HDPE) and the shaft is duralumin. Its best feature is a high durability and firmness.

Weight - 1310g for 200cm length paddle

225cm
240cm
30mm
£40.00

Within 1 week

TNP Asymmetric Glass 2 piece (712.2) 225 & 240cm RH/LH60. lack, Blue, Red, Yellow



Classical kayak paddle with asymmetric blades. Blade material is made of highly tough polyethylene (HDPE) and the shaft is black glass fibre. Its best feature is a high durability and firmness. Lighter than the duralumin shafted 702.2 model.

Weight - 1220g for 200cm length paddle

225cm
240cm
30mm
£63.00

Within 3 week
s

TNP Asymmetric Carbon 2 piece (722.2) 225 & 240cm RH/LH60. Black, Blue, Red, Yellow



Classical kayak paddle with asymmetric blades. Blade material is made of highly tough polyethylene (HDPE) and the shaft is black glass fibre. Its best feature is a high durability and firmness. Lighter than the duralumin shafted 702.2 model.

Weight - 1160g for 200cm length paddle

225cm
240cm
30mm
£85.00

Within 3 week
s

TNP Asymmetric 3 piece (702.3) 230cm RH/LH60. Black, Blue, Red, Yellow



Classical kayak paddle with asymmetric blades. Blade material is made of highly tough polyethylene (HDPE) and the shaft is duralumin. Its best feature is a high durability and firmness. Supplied with a roll top waterproof bag

Weight - 1360g for 200cm length paddle

230cm
30mm
£55.00

Within 1 week

TNP Combination paddle (801.0) 210cm kayak (or 145 +155cm canoe), Blue, Red, Yellow



This set is a combination of both a kayak and canoe paddles.You can either opt for 1 kayak paddle (210cm) or assemble 2 canoe paddles (145cm + 155cm). Excellent as a back-up or for occasional family trip.

Blade material is made of highly tough polyethylene (HDPE) with a duralumin shaft. Its best feature is high firmness and durability.

This paddle is suitable for both kayaking and canoeing.

210cm
(kayak paddle)
30mm
£60.00

Within 1 week

Wave Design Kayak Touring Low Angle 2 piece paddle


Wave Design - The lightest range of paddles on offer - weighing only 770g for the 220 cm length. Low Angle paddle - blade is designed to have an effective shape under water whilst the shaft is held at less than 20 deg. For relaxed touring style and relaxed cadence. Versatile Use, Light, Durable. For Recreational Kayakers. EASY
Open ocean, rivers and lakes.
CARBON 100% - AUTOCLAVE CURED PREPREG.

Paddle lock - Adjustment of overall paddle length (within 10 cm range) and blade angle from 0° to 90° right or left in 5° increments.
Low Angle (less than 20°).
Common Paddling Style.
Relaxed Cadence.
Endurance.
210cm
to
240cm
 
£214.00
without paddle bag

£242.00
with paddle bag

Within 3 weeks

Wave Design Kayak Touring High Angle 2 piece paddle



Wave Design - The lightest range of paddles on offer - weighing between 710g and 780g depending on the blade size for the 220 cm length. High Angle paddle - blade is designed to have an effective shape under water whilst the shaft is held at more than 40 deg. Aggressive design for well-conditioned and experienced paddlers. Three different sized blades:-
Blade Large 720 - 720 sq cm, 51 x 18,5 cm, 780 g
Blade Medium 670 - 670 sq cm, 48x18 cm, 710 g
Blade Small 620 - 620 sq cm, 46,5x17,5 cm, 710 g
CARBON 100% - AUTOCLAVE CURED PREPREG.

Paddle lock - Adjustment of overall paddle length (within 10 cm range) and blade angle from 0° to 90° right or left in 5° increments.
High Angle (40°).
Powerful Catch and Stroke for High Forward Efficiency.
High Cadence.
Excellent for Bracing and Rolling

210cm
to
240cm
  £214.00
without paddle bag

£242.00
with paddle bag

Within 3 weeks
Kayak paddles - Greenland sticks
Length
Diameter
Price excluding P&P

Delivery time

Anglesey Greenland paddle



One piece only (not split)
Specially designed to be slightly longer than the average Greenland paddles to cater for the broad beam folding kayaks. This paddle is hand-crafted from carefully selected single lengths of western red cedar, a wood that has been used by indigenous people for centuries. Western red cedar is beautiful timber with a high strength to weight ratio and good resistance to rot and fungus. The Anglesey Stick is finished with Tung nut oil, which is water-resistant and provides a good grip even when wet. The blades are narrow so that they can be gripped anywhere along the length from loom to tip and are designed to be used for a more variable range of uses & techniques. Made to order in the UK, and sent direct to you from the factory. Three sizes:-
Small Special, 1 piece / 220cms. A shorter paddle with a thinner loom and a narrower blade.
Medium Special, 1 piece / 228cms. Suitable for the average height paddler.
Large Special, 1 piece / 235cms. Longer paddle with a thicker loom.


220cm
228cm
235cm





£190.00

P&P £22.00
(Mainland)

Up to 3 weeks

Gram Kajak Greenland paddle - Two Piece


Paddles blades and shaft made of Western Red Cedar (dark brown), Alaskan Yellow Cedar (yellow), with Ash and Siberian Larch for the edges for resistance to rough use. The cedar wood brings a lightness to the paddles which protects your shoulders and wrists, while still being a strong material that ensures your paddle has a long life. The joint is made from carbon tubes, locked together with a standard snap lock. 

The inside of the joints has an hexagonal shape which prevents the ferrules from twisting and enables the hole for the snap lock to retain its original shape extending the life of the joint. Standard lengths = 215, 220 and 224cm. Longer lengths specially made to order with approx 2-3 week wait. Made in the EU.
Available with or without paddle bag

Loom Length - up to 80cm
Overall Length - up to 270cm
Max Width - 84mm
Weight - 850-950g

Recommended sizing for broad beamed kayaks:
220cm for average height paddler
235cm+ for above average height paddler


Available between 215 to 270cm lengths
2.77cm
in centre section
£295.00
without paddle bag

£315.00
with paddle bag

Within 3 weeks

WaveDesign Greenland paddle - Two Piece


Two piece paddle: for relaxed touring style and relaxed cadence. Open ocean, rivers and lakes. For long session of stroke work. Made of autoclave cured prepreg 100% carbon. The joint uses a high quality stainless steel Pin Button Solution. Made to order in the EU.

Loom Length - up to 75cm
Overall Length - up to 248cm
Max Width - 9cm
Weight (220 cm) - 800g

Recommended sizing for broad beamed kayaks:
228cm for average height paddler
235cm+ for above average height paddler


Available between 208 to 248cm lengths
2.77cm
in centre section
£270.00
without paddle bag

£300.00
with paddle bag

Within 4 weeks
Canoe paddles
NB. Paddle lengths is the total length - the 160cm The Stork TM Beavertail paddle has a shorter shaft compared to a 160cm The Stork TM Standard paddle
Length
Diameter
Price excluding P&P

Delivery time

The Stork TM Standard wooden canoe paddle 90-160cm lengths, Std or T-grip handle


Classic wooden canoe paddle. Available from a short 90cm length for children to the longest for adults at 180cm.

Materials: Pine, mahogany
Available with standard handle and T-Grip

170/180cm
150/160cm
130/140cm
120cm
90cm


32mm
32mm
32mm
30mm
24mm



£27.00
£25.00
£23.00
£20.00
£14.00

Up to 2 weeks

The Stork TM eXpert wooden canoe paddle 130-180cm lengths, Std or T-grip handle


Modern and strengthened canoe paddle

Materials: pine, mahogany, ash, resin
Available with standard handle and T-Grip

170/180cm
150/160cm
130/140cm
120cm



32mm
32mm
32mm
30mm



£30.00
£27.00
£25.00
£24.00

Up to 2 weeks

The Stork TM Siberian wooden canoe paddle 150-160cm lengths, Std or T-grip handle

Distinctive canoe paddle, designed with passion.

Standard proportions pine paddle, carefully finished and covered with clear lacquer providing waterproof resistance. By using techniques of longitudinal bonding of different woods, users can be confident of strength even at large oar stress occurring during rowing.
The blade sports more laminates along the blade length compared to other paddles.
Additionally at the bottom edge of the blade, there is a epoxy resin strip providing extra protection against scrapes and bumps.
Blade shaped with a distinct axial ridge proceeding all along the paddle.
Available in 150cm and 160cm lengths. Dia 32mm. Materials: Pine, mahogany

Available with standard handle and T-Grip

150cm
160cm
32mm
£35.00

Up to 2 weeks


The Stork TM Beavertail wooden canoe paddle 150-160cm lengths, Std or T-grip handle




Traditional canoe paddle with beavertail shaped blade.

Traditional canoe paddle – BEAVERTAIL – made of pine, carefully finished and covered with clear lacquer providing waterproofness. By using techniques of longitudinal bonding of different woods, users can be confident of strength even at large oars stress occurring during rowing.
A grip and a blade are varied by exotic wood laminates in greater number compared to standard paddles.
Additionally at the bottom edge of the blade, there is a epoxy resin 'cap', which provides extra protection to the wood against bumps and scrapes.
Along the edges of a blade, pine wood is replaced by a stronger strip of ash wood.
Available with standard handle and T-Grip

Materials: Pine, ash
Available with standard handle and T-Grip

150cm
160cm
32mm
£48.00

Up to 2 weeks

The Stork TM Ottertail wooden canoe paddle 150-160cm lengths, Std or T-grip handle

Traditional canoe paddle with ottertail shape blade
Traditional canoe paddle – OTTERTAIL – made of pine, carefully finished and covered with clear lacquer providing resistance to the water environment. By using techniques of longitudinal bonding of many elements, users can be confident of strength even at large oars stress occurring during rowing.
A grip and a blade are varied by use of exotic wood laminates.
Additionally at the bottom edge of the blade, there is a epoxy resin 'cap' which protects the wood from chipping due to scrapes and bumps in shallow water.
At the edges of a blade, pine wood is replaced by stronger ash wood.
Available in 150cm and 160cm lengths. Dia 32mm. Materials: pine, mahogany, ash, resin

Available with standard handle and T-Grip


150cm
160cm
32mm
£48.00

Up to 2 weeks

TNP Canoe paddle (505.0) 130-160cm lengths, T-grip. Black, Blue, Red, Yellow blades




Classic paddle with straight blade shape.
The blade material is made of very tough polyethylene (HDPE) with the shaft made of dura aluminum. Its best feature is high durability and firmness.
NB - rubber shaft sleeve is only on the bottom half of the paddle shaft, NOT the whole shaft as shown in the photo

130cm
140cm
150cm
160cm
30mm
£30.00

Within 1 week

TNP Combination Paddle (801.0) 145 +155cm canoe (or 210cm kayak ), Blue, Red, Yellow



This set is a combination of both a kayak and canoe paddles.You can either opt for 1 kayak paddle (210cm) or assemble 2 canoe paddles (145cm + 155cm). Excellent as a back-up or for occasional family trip.

Blade material is made of highly tough polyethylene (HDPE) with a duralumin shaft. Its best feature is high firmness and durability.

145cm+
155cm
30mm
£60.00

Within 1 week


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