In 2014 Jim Terrell and Dave Kalama devised a paddle that led the way for a new wave of paddle design. The V Drive instantly became a standard amongst some of the world’s top paddlers. It’s unique V shape on the back creates a pocket of driving energy that gives this paddle it’s incredible power in the front part of the stroke. In this new FG/CA configuration, the V Drive comes to the hands of the serious or casual racer, adventure paddler and surfer. The flex of this high quality hybrid configuration is easier on the shoulders and wrists then the stiffer all carbon blades. Plus, you can customize the blade by choosing from one of the many colors available in the new fiberglass configuration!
The FG/CA V Drive is available in our Flyweight Shaft with ONLY an EVA Grip; or our RT85 Round Tapered Shaft, which is ONLY available in an all carbon grip.
Each of these shafts has an SSI rating of 35, but it varies by the overall length of the paddle. The new RT85 Tapered shaft has ten inches of adjustment range at the top part of the shaft making it easy to shorten to your liking. These are also available in an adjustable configuration using the Fly Weight Adjustable Shaft.
This is a chance to enjoy the exact same paddle that many on our team choose to use and win with.