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Aqua-Bound Manta Ray Carbon

Aqua-Bound Manta Ray Carbon 4-Piece Paddle

The Aqua-Bound Manta Ray Carbon is an all-purpose 4-piece packrafting paddle that combines the performance of an all-carbon shaft with the affordability of a fiberglass reinforced abXII blade. Lightweight, high quality, great looking, and of course Made in the USA. Most packrafters use paddles too long for them and their boats. We find a general good length for packraft beginners is 200cm. Please talk to us if you have any questions about paddle length.

Weight: 836g

 

 

$450.00

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Description

Updated for 2023! With big blades and even bigger weight savings, this compactible, high-performing paddle is made with carbon from tip to tip.

  • Redesigned, stronger blade. The new blade shape provides a smoother forward stroke with less chances for flutter, stiffer feel, and quieter entry and exit. The upgraded carbon + nylon blade material is stronger (meaning less flex) and thicker, making it more durable and robust long-term.
  • Carbon-reinforced nylon blades are engineered to be the best option in plastics, renowned for their combination strength, weight, and stiffness.
  • 102.5 sq. inch blade it the ideal size for quick boat maneuverability, while the sharp dihedral provides a silky-smooth forward stroke with zero tolerance for fluttering, preserving your energy for longer paddling trips.
  • The traditional “oversized” blade design provides better horsepower and control, most commonly associated with high-angle forward strokes and those doing flatwater kayaking, packrafting, racing, and kayak fishing.
  • 100% carbon shaft is the lightest material available, so paddling is less fatiguing and more enjoyable on longer trips. The carbon weave is tight and secure, making it one of the strongest options available.
  • The shaft is ovalized where the hands go for more comfort and control, and to limit the chances for blisters.
  • The Posi-Lok™ ferrule is the gold-standard in paddlesports today, known for the secure fit, simplicity, and longevity. Paddlers enjoy the quick, intuitive ability to adjust the blade offset in 15-degree increments depending on wind and other paddling conditions. The carbon ferrule offers a robust solution that can last years to come.
  • Carbon ferrule insert is light, tight, and right for the long haul. This is a sizable upgrade over plastic or glass ferrule inserts.
  • Two snap-buttons are carefully placed in the blade pegs to allow for 4-piece disassembly. This compartmentalized fit is ideal for storage, backpacking, packrafting, and as a back-up paddle. The tight fitting 4pc blades feel just the same as standard 2pc construction.
  • Proudly hand built in Osceola, Wisconsin, USA, by a team of paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Licensed Ferrule US Patent No. 6,881,111

Shaft Material: 100% Carbon, Ovalized
Blade Material: abX Carbon Reinforced Nylon
Blade Size: 7.5 x 18 in. (19 x 46 cm)
Blade Surface Area: 102.5 sq. in. (661 sq. cm)
Weight: 29.75 oz. (843 g)
Ferrule Angles: Infinite

Here at Aqua Bound, we build all our paddles to order (much like a fast-food restaurant), so paddles do not collect dust or become dated. As soon as you place your order, a real person in our Osceola, Wisconsin factory will start preparing your paddle. Shipping windows vary by product and are estimated on individual product pages. Thank you for supporting American manufacturing.

Paddle Care

  • Separate your paddle sections (unless it’s a 1 piece)
    • Rinse each part with clean, fresh water
    • Examine all parts to ensure it is clear of debris
    • Dry and store your paddle (separated, if applicable) in a clean, dry, indoor place

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