Epic Active Touring Paddle

The Epic Active Touring paddle combines the lightweight, clean performance of Epic’s Relaxed Touring paddle with a larger blade surface, providing more power for paddlers utilizing a high angle stroke and seeking a distinct edge in speed and acceleration. Perfect for fast touring and racers who opt not to use a wing paddle.


Available in 2 options:


Hybrid construction, 30.5 oz (865 grams);comes standard with Epic’s Length-Lock 2™ adjustable ferrule technology.


Full Carbon construction, 24 oz (680 grams); comes standard with Epic’s Length-Lock 2™ adjustable ferrule technology.


Please note: Hybrid and Signature Hybrid Active Touring Paddles are special orders only. Please allow up to six weeks for delivery.



Choosing your Epic Paddle - The Fine Print


The fundamental difference in the paddles is the shaft construction first, blade size next and length of paddle:


Burgundy Shaft = most popular seller, suited to flat water recreational paddling, open ocean distance paddling. FLEX = Medium (easy on the elbows and shoulders over distance).


Green Shaft = strongest shaft but with more flex than the burgundy, designed for impact-style paddling for Surf Club racing i.e in and out around the cans and in breaking waves coming in and out of the shore break.


Blue Shaft = stiffest shaft, suited ONLY for flat water sprint racing i.e K-1 and K-2 ICF racing. NOT suitable for distance paddling as it is too stiff and leads to joint and shoulder strain and/or injury.


Blade size = Small mid for paddlers under 5'10" and most women paddlers, Mid wing for anyone 5' 11" and above.


Shaft Length = 205-215 under 5'10" 210-220 for paddlers over 5' 11". As a guide most male paddlers 6' and over have their paddles set to around 211 or 212 in length.

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