matai – Hard Core Paddles

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 shafts transparent Fiberglass sleeve and integrated layers of carbon fiber the Matai's performance and durability is just as impressive as its looks.

SHAFT FEATURES


Outer Carbon sleeve combined with carbon uni layers laminated within the cedar core creates the perfect balance between performance and durability                                        
Our bent shaft design allows for a narrower paddlers box and greater freedom of hand position.  
                                                 
The ergonomic grip profile provides intuitive blade alignment and greater control with less grip pressure. Two grip sizes available.
                         

BLADE FEATURES


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 fibres 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

SPECIFICATIONS / OPTIONS


FLEX   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.

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

FEATHER  Available with a 30 degree feather only. Please see the Mangu 2 pieceor the Mangu straight shaft for more feather options

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 shafts transparent Fiberglass sleeve and integrated layers of carbon fiber the Matai's performance and durability is just as impressive as its looks.

SHAFT FEATURES


  • 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.

BLADE FEATURES


  • 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 fibres 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
  • SPECIFICATIONS / OPTIONS


    BLADE AREA
    680 cm2

    WEIGHT
    1150 grams 
    +/- 50 grams

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

    FLEX   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.

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

    FEATHER  Available with a 30 degree feather only. Please see the Mangu for more feather options

    Satisfaction Guarantee

    We are pretty 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 mike@hardcorepaddles.com.


    If your still not sure which paddle is best for you please CONTACT US and we will be happy to discuss your needs

    BLADE FEATURES