The Balsa. Made for its lightness and optimized for use in an OC-1, our balsa paddle is prized by beginner to elite paddlers seeking to achieve their best performance.
Our Balsa Paddle was originally conceived for OC-1 racing and has been used by Danny Ching throughout his career, including during multiple Molokai to Oahu channel crossings. Our Balsa Paddle is highly versatile and many paddlers find it works well for OC-6 racing, as well. The Balsa has the same shape as the XP but is made of lighter balsa wood. It is balanced to give an edge at higher revolutions. At 17-18 oz. we think it is the ideal weight for a paddle.