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KeNalu Konihi 90 flex Elite Shaft Fixed Paddle

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KeNalu Konihi 90 flex Elite Shaft Fixed Paddle

 

All Ke Nalu shafts have a textured ‘sharkskin’ non slip finish and taper to provide controlled flex between the upper and lower hands.
Shaft flex is rated using the Ke Nalu flex index (KFI). Our stiffest shaft, the Elite 100 flex was adopted as the benchmark and assigned 100 KFI. All other shafts are tested and given a flex rating relative to the Elite 100 flex. The lower the KFI, the more flex the shaft has.

Elite Shafts
Elite shafts are constructed using pre-preg 3K twill weave carbon fibre for strength and lightweight.

  • The Elite 100 flex (100 KFI) has minimal flex between the upper and lower hands and a very quick flex response. Suited to strong paddlers and racers wanting a direct connection to their blade and the lightest possible shaft.
  • The Elite 90 flex (90 KFI) provides slightly more flex between the upper and lower hands yet still had a very quick flex response. This slightly dampens the catch yet still offers racers a nice connection to their blade. The full-length Elite 90 flex shaft is approximately 50 grams heavier than the Elite 100 flex shaft.

xTuf Shafts
xTuf shafts are constructed using uni-directional carbon fibre wound on a bias to provide flex control, torsional strength, and vibration damping.

  • The xTuf(S) shaft (70 KFI) provides more flex than the Elite shafts between the upper and lower hands and some flex below the lower hand. The construction of the xTuf(S) shaft provides quite a different flex response to the Elite shafts. This shaft will load up at the catch as it flexes and provides twang toward the end of the stroke that can help propel you into a wave or swell while downwinding. The full length xTuf(S) shaft is approximately 40 grams heavier than the Elite 100 flex shaft and approximately 10 grams lighter than the Elite 90 flex.
  • The xTuf shaft (60KFI) is very similar to the xTuf(S) but provides slightly more flex throughout its length. The xTuf shaft is ideal for a surf paddle or for paddlers with shoulder problems/injuries. The full length xTuf shaft is approximately 20 grams heavier than the xTuf(S) shaft.

All shafts are designed to be trimmed to length from the top end. The bottom end contains additional reinforcement for a strong blade/shaft connection.
Note that as shaft length shortens, to achieve your required overall paddle length, some of the available flex is reduced from the shaft. Refer to our shaft selection table for assistance with selecting your ideal shaft.

Specifications:

Elite 100 flex:

Ke Nalu Flex Index (KFI): 100
Length: 63” (1600mm)
Bottom end outside diameter: 
1.25” (32mm)
Top end outside diameter: 1” (25mm)
Elite 90 flex:

Ke Nalu Flex Index (KFI): 90
Length: 63” (1600mm)
Bottom end outside diameter: 
1.25” (32mm)
Top end outside diameter: 1” (25mm)
xTuf(S):

Ke Nalu Flex Index (KFI): 70
Length: 63” (1600mm)
Bottom end outside diameter: 
1.25” (32mm)
Top end outside diameter: 1” (25mm)
xTuf:

Ke Nalu Flex Index (KFI): 60
Length: 63” (1600mm)
Bottom end outside diameter: 
1.25” (32mm)
Top end outside diameter: 1” (25mm)

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