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Naish Kevlar Wave 95 Paddle

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Created by WCC 7 months ago, 8 Feb 2019
WCC
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8 Feb 2019 4:57AM
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Would love to know what your thoughts are on the Naish Kevlar paddles. My SUP outlet has the 2017 Naish Kevlar Wave 95 paddles (in 2 piece vario) on a huge discount and I am keen to get one. I use the Naish 85 vario for surf on my Nalu which works great, but this deal seems too good to pass up. My one concern is the larger blade size for surf use.






Tardy
3087 posts
8 Feb 2019 12:01PM
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Great paddles ..well built ..the 8.0 size is perfect for me .
i did have the vario but changed to fixed ...due to getting to many wipe outs and getting sick of emptying them .
i have 2 one slightly run over but fixed ..but nice flex on them .
the vario was very flexy on full extension .but strong as nails ..

WCC
38 posts
9 Feb 2019 3:36AM
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Tardy said..
Great paddles ..well built ..the 8.0 size is perfect for me .
i did have the vario but changed to fixed ...due to getting to many wipe outs and getting sick of emptying them .
i have 2 one slightly run over but fixed ..but nice flex on them .
the vario was very flexy on full extension .but strong as nails ..


Yep, my concern is the size being 95. Damn, it's hard to ignore a bargain even though it has a slightly larger blade.

Tardy
3087 posts
10 Feb 2019 4:46AM
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Nah ..it's not the size blade ...

the blade size is 8.0 ...mine have 95 written on it too ..but they are all made in 8.0

check the area it should be 613 and I think the 95 is the length of blade .

look on the site ,it definailty says a 8.0 .confusing .right .

Go grab one you won't be sorry ..
Great quick release paddle for surfing

eg. I have a 8.5 Kaholo and it area is 632.

WCC
38 posts
10 Feb 2019 5:31AM
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Tardy said..
Nah ..it's not the size blade ...

the blade size is 8.0 ...mine have 95 written on it too ..but they are all made in 8.0

check the area it should be 613 and I think the 95 is the length of blade .

look on the site ,it definailty says a 8.0 .confusing .right .

Go grab one you won't be sorry ..
Great quick release paddle for surfing

eg. I have a 8.5 Kaholo and it area is 632.


Ah, got you. I was thinking you were referring to an 80.
Thanks

Area10
1422 posts
14 Feb 2019 4:06PM
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Tardy said..
Nah ..it's not the size blade ...

the blade size is 8.0 ...mine have 95 written on it too ..but they are all made in 8.0

check the area it should be 613 and I think the 95 is the length of blade .

look on the site ,it definailty says a 8.0 .confusing .right .

Go grab one you won't be sorry ..
Great quick release paddle for surfing

eg. I have a 8.5 Kaholo and it area is 632.


613 sq cms = 95 sq inches.

So it's the area of the blade, surely?

8.5 will be the width of the blade: 8.5 inches (usually at the maximum width point).

Tardy
3087 posts
14 Feb 2019 4:50PM
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This may help .?


WCC
38 posts
20 Apr 2019 4:15AM
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Been using the 2017 Naish kevlar and what a great paddle it is - it seems to have just the right balance of flex and stiffness. My only regret is that at the price they were on special I should have bought them all.



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