Black Project’s 2020 SUP Paddle Collection

By Jack Haworth 4 months ago

Black Project’s 2020 SUP Paddle Collection

Building a high-performance 2020 SUP paddle requires a talented group of engineers, athletes and designers.

Over the past year, Black Project’s elite team has been meticulously designing, testing and fine-tuning our collection to deliver an enhanced paddling experience.

Related: Five Steps to Choosing & Customizing Your Paddle

New for 2020, all of our adjustable paddles are receiving a major upgrade with a completely redesigned ergonomic clamp system. This new adjustment system is lower profile, prevents unwanted twist and minimizes water/sand intake. In addition, we have reconfigured paddle sizes, engineered performance enhancing upgrades and designed stylish new artwork for our other 2020 SUP paddles. 

Whether you’re chasing race wins, hunting barrels or enjoying a relaxing day on the lake, our proprietary paddle technology produces the unrivaled power, superior comfort and unmatched durability you need to perform your best.

Championship Results

The 2019 season has been a testament to our dedication and success. Black Project athletes Olivia Piana and Seychelle Webster racked up big wins across the globe using the Hydro. While Seychelle has dominated the APP World Tour with wins in London, New York, Osaka and Paris to be crowned 2019 APP World Champion; Piana won two Golds and a Silver while competing at the 2019 ICF World Championships in China.

In total, our athletes racked up 14 world titles during the 2019 season, making Black Project the #1 rated brand in terms of competitive results in the sport of standup paddling. 

Of course, this follows a phenomenal 2018 season that saw our athletes win five SUP Racing World Titles, further proof that Black Project is producing the fastest fins and paddles in the water. With a world-class team of professional paddlers, we are able to use their invaluable insight, feedback and innovation to better design every fin we produce.

In a competitive world where mere seconds make the difference between success and failure, elite athletes trust Black Project to get them across the finish line first.

HYDRO – Racing & Flatwater

When a race win is on the line, our HYDRO race paddle is the secret weapon you want to have.

With a generous sweet spot and industry-leading power per square inch, our Scooped Dihedral blade shape produces better propulsion, reduced fatigue and a stable pull

The Hydro is the paddle of choice for 2019 world champions – Seychelle Webster, Olivia Piana, Christian Anderson, and Rai Taguchi as well as a growing number of worldwide athletes.hydro race paddle, sup paddle, standup paddle, paddleboard, racing, black project sup, black project paddles, lightest race paddle

Related: The Benefits of Softer, Smaller and Shorter SUP Paddles 

Constructed using Black Project’s proprietary TEXCARBON construction, the HYDRO is also the lightest race paddle on the market. Weighing from just 375 grams (13 oz), paddlers can maintain a higher cadence for a longer period of time––a huge advantage during tough upwind stretches or during all-out sprints across the finish.

New for 2020 is our reduced diameter HEX join, enabling us to offer all sizes in our 3-piece travel option.

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Key Facts

  • Sizes: XL, Large, Medium, Small, XS.
  • XL, Large, Medium & Small available in standard diameter shaft (SDS).
  • Medium, Small & XS available in reduced diameter shaft (RDS).
  • 1-piece available in TEXCARBON & REFLEX construction.
  • 3-piece available in REFLEX construction.
  • All sizes now available in 3-piece travel option.
  • Weight from 375 grams (13.2 oz.).

SURGE – Surfing

Lightweight and strong, the SURGE was designed to meet SUP surfers’ specific needs and has become the paddle of choice for many APP World Tour athletes including; Mo Freitas, Leco Salazar, Lara Claydon, Vania Torres Olivieri and more. 

Scooped dihedral blade shaping holds water in the power phase, delivering that quick acceleration needed to scratch into a set wave or escape the impact zone. To improve stability, the extended tapered scoop ensures you’ll get the most out of each stroke, even if you don’t get the full blade in the water.

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Related: SUP Surfing Tips from Mo Freitas

Weighing from just 350 grams (12.3 oz), the SURGE is the lightest surf paddle on the market but doesn’t sacrifice durability in the process. This rare combination of toughness and performance is made possible by our proprietary TEXCARBON construction — Black Project’s lightest and strongest construction yet.

Blade sizes have been reconfigured for 2020 and our new L85 in2 (545cm2) blade was introduced with a reduced diameter shaft. Also new this year is our reduced diameter HEX join, enabling us to offer all sizes in our 3-piece travel option.

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Key Facts

  • Sizes: XL, Large, Medium, Small, XS.
  • XL available in standard diameter shaft (SDS).
  • Large, Medium, Small & XS available in reduced diameter shaft (RDS).
  • 1-piece available in TEXCARBON & REFLEX construction.
  • 3-piece available in REFLEX construction.
  • All sizes now available in 3-piece option.
  • Weight from 350 grams (12.35 oz.).

LAVA – All Water

Versatile, strong and lightweight, the LAVA is your best bet if you want one paddle to do it all.

This full carbon paddle shares much of the same DNA as our premier race and surf paddles (HYDRO and SURGE), but features a more forgiving blade design that’s better suited for a less aggressive and lower cadence paddle stroke. 

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With brand new artwork for 2020, this do-it-all paddle stands out from the pack whether on the water or on the sand. The Lava also receives a major upgrade with a completely redesigned ergonomic clamp system  which is now available on both standard and slim shaft options. 

 

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Key Facts

  • Sizes: Large, Medium, Small.
  • 90% Carbon.
  • Large & Medium available in standard dimeter shaft (SDS).
  • Medium & Small available in reduced dimeter shaft (RDS).
  • Available in Fixed, Adjustable & 3-Piece Adjustable.
  • Optimized adjustment ranges for each blade size: Large 185 – 215cm (73 – 85″); Medium 175cm – 205cm (69 – 81″), Small 165cm – 195cm (65 – 77″).
  • New artwork for 2020.
  • New slimline non-twist adjustment system.
  • Weight from 425 grams (15 oz) 

OHANA – Recreational

Designed to maximize family fun while minimizing cost, the OHANA is the ultimate entry-level paddle. Lightweight and durable, it represents a big performance upgrade over other entry-level paddles on the market.

Related: How to choose the best beginner SUP paddle

New for 2020 SUP paddles, we improved both the aesthetics and performance of the OHANA. In addition to new artwork this season, our new REFLEX UD Medium flex shaft will provide paddlers with enhanced performance and durability. The Ohana also receives a major upgrade with a completely redesigned ergonomic clamp system.

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Key Facts

  • Sizes: Large, Medium, Small.
  • 60% Carbon.
  • Large and Medium available in standard diameter shaft (SDS).
  • Medium and Small available in reduced diameter shaft (RDS).
  • Available in Fixed, Adjustable & 3-Piece Adjustable.
  • Optimized adjustment ranges for each blade size: Large 185 – 215cm (73 – 85″); Medium 175cm – 205cm (69 – 81″), Small 165cm – 195cm (65 – 77″).
  • New artwork for 2020.
  • New REFLEX UD Medium Flex shaft.
  • New slimline non-twist adjustment system.
  • Weight from 475 grams (16.8 oz).

TRAVEL – Race, Surf & Recreational

Our TRAVEL paddle is built for those wanderlust souls who believe the only thing better than paddling, is paddling halfway around the world.

New for 2020 SUP paddles, our adjustable travel paddles are receiving a major upgrade with a completely redesigned ergonomic clamp system. The new clamp is lower profile, prevents unwanted twist and minimizes water/sand intake. 

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Assembly of our travel paddle takes only seconds, as the HEX join and push pins securely lock the shaft together without any movement. As an added bonus, our HYDRO, SURGE and LAVA travel paddles also come with plane-ready cases, making it the ultimate paddle to perform and explore wherever your travels take you.

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Key Facts

  • Fixed length & Adjustable options.
  • 2 x HEX fixed length options (Hydro & Surge).
  • HEX join for precision and secure join.
  • Available for HYDRO, SURGE, LAVA, OHANA and GROM ranges.
  • HYDRO, SURGE & LAVA complete with plane-ready case.
  • From 575 grams.

GROM – Kids

Built for the next generation of standup paddlers, the GROM paddle is specifically tailored for kids.

The GROM features full fiberglass construction and a reduced diameter shaft, with added flex that is ideal for smaller paddlers. The XS 69 in2 (446xm2) blade gives smaller paddlers the power and comfort they need, while the red shaft ensures your grom stands out on the water.

New for 2020 SUP paddles is the three-piece version, ideal for travel and easy storage. So don’t skimp out by trying to cut down a heavy adult paddle, start your grom off the right way and get them hooked on a sport they can enjoy for the rest of their lives. The Grom also receives a major upgrade with a completely redesigned ergonomic clamp system.

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Key Facts

  • Size: XS.
  • Available in two tone fiberglass. 
  • Available in Adjustable (145 – 175cm / 57 – 69″).
  • Now available in 3-piece travel option.
  • Reduced Diameter Shaft.
  • Suitable for ages 5 to 14 years.
  • New artwork for 2020.
  • New slimline non-twist adjustment system.
  • Weight 520 grams (18.3 oz).

SCHOOL – Schools & Rental

The SCHOOL SUP paddle has been designed to meet the needs of first-time paddlers and SUP rental/school businesses. The stiff and powerful plastic blade is designed to help beginners correct their stroke, while the soft rubber edge reduces damage on boards, paddles and bodies.

With 30cm (12 in) of adjustment, this paddle can be sized to fit clients of all heights. Cost effective and durable, this SUP paddle can also be customized to meet your specific needs and branding. 

New for 2020 the School paddle receives a major upgrade with a completely redesigned ergonomic clamp system.

Contact US to discuss your rental and school needs.

 

Key Facts

  • Size: Large 95 in2 (624cm2)
  • FG Shaft with plastic blade.
  • Dihedral blade shaping.
  • Durable plastic blade with rubber edge protector.
  • Textured plastic palm handle for comfort & grip.
  • Available in adjustable & 3-piece adjustable.
  • 185cm – 215cm (73 – 83″)
  • Fiberglass Standard Diameter Shaft (SDS).
  • New slimline non-twist adjustment system.
  • Customizable to meet your specific needs/branding.
  • Weight 790 grams (27.9 oz).


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