100% Handmade in Raiatea, Tahiti, our new Peperu series steering paddle was developed by Rete Ebb, the World’s best steerer & 4X Super Aito winner. Accurate & comfortable, this paddle will satisfy the most demanding steerers. Built in multiaxial carbon fiber, it is available in carbon shaft (Lighter) or bamboo shaft (Stronger to shocks). This paddle is very stiff and strong in both versions.
Weight: 550g / 19 ounces
Material: Carbon / Bamboo
Introducing crowd sourced Viper Va'a orders! No longer are you limited to what is in stock, but now you can choose from the entire Viper Va’a catalog (as long as you're willing to wait).
Don't want to wait? Check out the Viper Va'a Steering Blades we have in stock.
Color: Viper offers an extraordinary range of colors and designs ranging from 7-15 options depending on what blade you are ordering. Blade designs change annually so keep checking back to see what the latest designs are.
Shaft Type: Steering blades come in all carbon, or with bamboo shafts. Both are extremely light but the carbon shaft is lighter at 17 ounces, compared to the 19 ounce bamboo shaft. Both versions are strong and stiff.
Blade Angle and Size: The steering blade comes in 2 sizes, a larger blade with a 9.5 inch width and 21.25 inch height, and the smaller blade with a 9 inch width and a 22.75 inch height. The larger blade is more common with the smaller blade being preferred for smaller water or steersman who like a smaller blade to paddle steer with. Both blade sizes have the same angle of 4°.
Paddle Size: The size of the paddle is the overall length of the blade measured from the very bottom of the blade to the top of the t grip. To get a general idea of what size you need click on the Size Guide at the top of the page. For a blade being used in a traditional OC6 order near the upper end. If you are purchasing a paddle for an OC1, OC2, or an unlimited then order near the lower end. This is a general guideline. For more information on how to choose the appropriate blade length visit How to choose the right outrigger paddle size.
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