Why should you consider a four-piece paddle? The biggest reason is that they make traveling with your kit much easier. Because they pack smaller than a two-piece, they fit in standard luggage or can easily be carried on the airplane. Keep your cost and frustration down and pack a Lendal four-piece paddle next time you travel.
When we build a four-piece paddle we put our Paddlok ferrule at the blade and the Leverlok system in the shaft center. This combination of joints give you the lightest, stiffest, and most simple system that creates a paddle that feels like a one-piece when you use it.
The Cadence is a high angle paddle designed for use by all paddlers. For novices, the Cadence inspires confidence, helping them quickly develop intermediate paddling skills. For advanced and professional kayakers, the Cadence provides a paddle capable of tackling the most challenging waters.
The Cadence is the lightest paddle in our lineup, weighing only 610-650g in full carbon. Its featherweight build is noticeable in both swing weight and strain resistance on the paddle stroke. This results in outstanding purchase, making those long distance days fly by effortlessly. With no discernible flex in any direction across the blade, the power transfer is clean and crisp.
Paddle Weight (g/oz): 610 / 21
Blade Area (cm2/in2): 570 / 88
Aerospace-quality foam is precisely machined to provide outstanding stiffness and structure, while remaining super light weight.
The foam used in constructing the foil-back STORM results in a paddle that feels lighter on the water, and smoother while transitioning between strokes.
Lendal shafts and blades contain 6 layers of carbon, resulting in paddles with an unparalleled strength-to-weight ratio. The shaft lay-up was engineered using multiple types of carbon to provide the strength and flex patterns needed for all paddling conditions. The holy grail in carbon composite manufacturing is to make parts that are 65 percent carbon by weight, and 35 percent resin by weight. Our processes and mold making capabilities at Lendal allow us to hit this target. Our competitors’ products are 50 – 50. The difference is obvious.
All Lendal NA paddles have an ergonomic grip which makes the paddle feel as if it is part of your hand. This is possible due to our proprietary state-of-the-art bladder chemistry and molding used to create a shaft that is incredibly strong, light, and physiologically accurate. The pronounced oval shaped shafts make the paddle feel like an extension of the arm, making advanced maneuvers – such as rolling – a snap. The current grip geometry is the result of test studies where it was preferred by 95% of US, European, and Asian world-class paddlers. One try and any paddler will agree it’s simply superior to any other shaft on the market.
The LEVERLOK is a robust joint that provides continuous feather adjustments, left or right handed compliance, and length extension up to 5 cm. This durable, reliable system easily detaches and connects without tools. You can rest assured that this system will perform in the most extreme situations.
The Leverlok is the standard system on all two piece paddles.
Our patented PADDLOK system gives our four piece paddles the feel, and security of a one-piece paddle. You can quickly and easily lock our shafts and blades together, or take them apart using the Paddlok key. The Paddlok system is only available with a custom four piece paddle and is used at the blade/shaft junction. The mid-shaft is joined by our Leverlok system. Our patented Paddlok system gives our two and four piece paddles the feel, and security of a one-piece paddle. You can quickly and easily lock our shafts and blades together, or take them apart using the Paddlok key. It’s the lightest and simplest joint system on the market.