The Epic Relaxed Touring paddle is lightweight, stable and exceedingly smooth. Perfect for the cruising kayaker and a slightly less aggressive, low angle paddle stroke. Efficiency is everything on the water; the Relaxed Touring blade features a longer and narrower surface area, facilitating a stroke easy on the shoulders with the power and control needed for any water conditions.
Blade Width: 16 cm
Blade Length: 50 cm
Surface Area: 625 cm2
Weight: Full Carbon 625 grams - Hybrid 808 grams
Available in 2 options:
Hybrid construction, 28.5 oz (808 grams);comes standard with Epic’s Length-Lock 2™ adjustable ferrule technology.
Full Carbon construction, 22 oz (625 grams); comes standard with Epic’s Length-Lock 2™ adjustable ferrule technology.
Please note: Hybrid and Signature Hybrid Relaxed 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 shaft, 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.
So, unless you are a surf club racer, we suggest a Burgundy shaft.
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.