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