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Today Whitewater Technology, a new entrant to the high performance paddlesports market launches its first 100% made-in-USA, recycled carbon fiber paddle range with an exclusive pre-sale on www.whitewater-technology.com.
The range which features paddles for all disciplines had been designed by leading advanced materials engineer and whitewater kayaker Ollie Wainwright. Using his composites background in the motorsports industry, WT’s first paddles are the result of 2 years of intensive R&D into the use of recycled carbon fiber in high performance outdoor & sporting goods.
“As both a serious paddler and materials engineer I had grown frustrated with the lack of a sustainable high performance paddle option. We’re out there in nature every weekend using a product that ultimately ends up in landfill.. So a few years ago we set out to try and change this.”
“We’re really pleased with the results and what we’ve been able to accomplish in designing a more sustainable paddle that performs and we’re stoked to share this with the paddling community”
WT’s paddles utilize a custom made, high impact, non-woven composite that combines 40% recycled carbon fiber with a thermoplastic resin system and an aramid puncture resistant layer. The result is a high performance paddle with identical weight, strength and stiffness properties to a non recycled product.
Available initially as a pre-order via the WT website in addition to specialty retailers, the range includes paddles for; Whitewater, touring, fishing, SUP, rafting and canoe with a variety of adjustable length and shaped shafts.
Pre-sale pricing starts at $240 including free shipping, 5 year warranty and crash replacement.