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 STORM paddle is best in class for its combination of weight, strength, and performance. We believe that the benchmark of a truly great paddle is one that performs day-in, day-out in the worst conditions Mother Nature can dish out. The STORM’s expedition DNA makes it the only choice for those true explorers pushing the boundaries of kayaking from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Click on the link to check out our pro paddler Jaime Sharp’s 70+ day self-supported circumnavigation of Svalbard, land of the polar bear.
You don’t need to be a world-class voyageur to appreciate the benefits of paddling with the STORM. The STORM is a high performance dihedral foil-back paddle designed for every type of paddler. Ultralight, controllable, with a predictable feel, this paddle will inspire paddlers in whatever conditions they face. We take immense pride in the fact that we have made the STORM the perfect “must-have” paddle for all skill levels, from beginners to experts.
The STORM: setting the bar for high-performance sea kayak paddles.
Paddle Weight (g/oz): 650 / 22
Blade Area (cm2/in2): 690 / 106
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.