Braca XI Van Dusen '92 Adjustable Paddle
Brača XI Van Dusen '92 is the newest addition to the Brača-Sport paddle line. It was originally designed by Ted Van Dusen in 1992 after three years of development and testing. Due to the high demand, Brača-Sport added this special shaped blade to the product line by purchasing a licence from Ted in 2014.
The blade has a special twisted tear-drop shape which facilitates a powerful catch and clean exit. It's movement through the water is different from other Brača-Sport blades, therefore it requires a slightly different paddling technique.
The Brača XI Van Dusen '92 is available with Marathon blade construction. This is a result of advanced technology, a proprietary blend of composite materials and was designed with the marathon and adventure paddler in mind. The edge of the blade is reinforced with a kevlar layer that makes it highly impact resistant in marathon and down river racing.
Brača XI Van Dusen '92 is also available in the Extra Light construction for the athletes who prefer light and stiff characteristics. You can also choose the stiffness of the shaft. We recommend a stiffer shaft for bigger blades but any combination is possible. See the shaft stiffness measurement procedure and parameter table below.
Available Options and Technical Parameters: click here
Please note, the basic paddle does NOT include the Adjustable Shaft System - be sure to add this when selecting the exact parameters and options.
All Brača XI Van Dusen '92 paddles are available with a Metal Adjustable Shaft System. These allow elegant adjustment of overall paddle length (within 5cm range) and blade angle from 0° to 90° right or left. You can also disassemble the paddle into two parts for easy transportation.
Always clean your adjustable shaft regularly!
When used in saltwater conditions, clean with freshwater after each use, otherwise disassemble and clean every three days. Store your adjustable paddle disassembled if not used for more than two weeks!