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Exposed Whitewater Paddle Fibers

The fibers of my Advanced Series whitewater paddle are exposed. Is this normal? What should I do?

After a few uses (exact duration depends on paddling frequency and environment) the edge of AT’s Duraweave™ whitewater blades will wear slightly and expose the Innegra™ microfibers. Once these are exposed the blade will reach a sort of homeostatic equilibrium and the rate of blade abrasion will be dramatically lower than a conventional fiberglass or carbon composite blade.

What to do?

  • Leave the Innegra™ microfibers on the blade edge and let them work for you
  • In the unlikely event that a microfiber is longer than 1/8”, it may be cut with sharp scissors