The Matai is for those paddlers who appreciate the craftsmanship and visual appeal of a natural timber shaft. Don't be fooled though! Thanks to the shaft's transparent fiberglass sleeve and integrated layers of carbon fiber, the Matai's performance and durability are just as impressive as its looks.

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  • A transparent fiberglass sleeve reveals the solid cedar core and creates a durable outer skin while internal layers of carbon add strength, stiffness and responsiveness.
  • Our bent shaft design allows for a narrower paddlers box and gives greater freedom of hand position.
  • The ergonomic grip profile provides intuitive blade alignment and greater control with less grip pressure.
  • The Flex 6 shaft uses unidirectional S-Glass in place of the Carbon UNI for a slightly more forgiving feel


  • Combining the unique properties of Carbon, Innegra and S-Glass creates a light, stiff and extremely durable blade skin.
  • A combination of hard-wearing Dynel cord and carbon unidirectional fibers prevents gradual wear and adds strength and rigidity to the blades edges.
  • A progressive, double-concave, dihedral profile combined with an aggressive catch generates more power from less blade area while also providing greater balance and control.

The result is a tough, lightweight, high performance blade that has the power of a much bigger blade but is also extremely well balanced and forgiving.



680 cm2


191, 193, 195, 197, 199, 201, 203, 204, 206


1100 g  +/- 50 g

Available in right hand 30 degree feather.

Please refer to the table below for paddle length recommendations. They are based on years of customer feedback, the most common of which has been buying a paddle that is too long.

The table shows a height range, and correlates that to a paddle length range. We can't account for every physical attribute so you need to consider your build, strength, fitness, paddling style, discipline etc. Newer paddlers should consider the shorter end of the range.

Height range


Padddle length range



203 to 206

6'2 to 6'4

199 to 204

6'0 to 6'2

199 to 203

5'10 to 6'0

197 to 201

5'8 to 5'10

197 to 201

5'6 to 5'8

195 to 197

5'4 to 5'6

193 to 195

5'2 to 5'4

191 to 195

5'0 to 5'2

191 to 193

Choice of two flex ratings, Flex 9 and Flex 6. The rating is out of 10, 10 being the stiffest. If you are fit and healthy and want the most responsive paddle possible then go with the 9. If you have had shoulder or elbow injuries, suffer from tendinitis or just prefer a slightly more forgiving feel then the 6 is for you. The difference is subtle and you will only really notice a difference after a long days paddling.

Choose between Standard and Small grip sizes. The Standard grip has an average diameter of 31mm and is the size of choice for most paddlers. The Small Grip has an average diameter of 29mm.

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Satisfaction Guarantee

We are sure you're going to love our paddles! But to give you peace of mind we offer the option to return it within a reasonable period of time in good condition for a full refund of the paddle price if for any reason you aren't satisfied with your paddle.

For details call/text Mike at 206-799-8687 or email [email protected].