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INNOVATIVE PADDLE DESIGNS TO MAXIMIZE PERFORMANCE AND PROTECT YOUR BODY
INNOVATIVE PADDLE DESIGNS TO MAXIMIZE PERFORMANCE AND PROTECT YOUR BODY
Too many people are still using outdated SUP paddles that aren’t suited to their unique needs on the water. Since 2011, we’ve made it our mission to ensure standup paddlers of all abilities and budgets have access to premium paddles that both PERFORM and PROTECT.
Black Project SUP paddles are lighter, stronger and more efficient. Carefully designed to deliver a smoother and more powerful stroke, paddlers will benefit from significantly improved performance, reduced fatigue, and better protection against injuries. This rare combination is the result of our cutting-edge R&D process that includes computational modeling, prototyping via 3D printers, and hours of testing and debriefing with our roster of professional paddlers.
We offer nine unique models, each with multiple sizes and options. No matter if you’re a racer, a surfer, or a first-time paddler—we’ve developed a SUP paddle to enhance your on-water experience.
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RACING, TOURING &
|Best For:||Competitive and professional racers looking maximum speed during sprint or short distance races.||Serious paddlers who want the very best performace for racing & touring with reduced fatigue.||Ideal for enthusiasts looking to take their flat water paddling to the next step.|
|Suitable For:||Advanced to professional athletes.||Advanced to professional athletes.||Intermediate to advanced paddlers|
|Ideal cadence:||High to Very High||Medium to High||Medium to High|
|Sizes Available||XL, Large, Medium & Small||XL, Large, Medium, Small & XS||XL, Large, Medium & Small|
|Shaft||TEXCARBON||TEXCARBON||REFLEX100 or REFLEX90|
|Construction||TEXCARBON 30T||TEXCARBON 30T||REFLEX100|
|Options||1-Piece||1-Piece & 3-Piece Travel||1-Piece & 3-Piece Travel|
|3-Piece Join Type||N/A||2 x HEX||1 x HEX|
|Blade Angle (degrees)||7.5°||9.33°||10°|
|Weight (gr / oz)||From 375 / 13.2||From 340 / 12.0||From 450 / 15.9|
|USA Retail (Ex Tax)||$625||$625||From $400|
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|Best For:||Paddlers who want to improve their SUP surfing & stay on the water longer & catch more waves.|
|Suitable For:||Advanced to professional athletes.|
|Sizes Available||XL, Large, Medium, Small & XS|
|Shaft Options||Standard & Reduced Diameter|
|Flex Options||Medium75, Medium100 & Soft150|
|Handle Options||T or Palm|
|Blade Angle (degrees)||8°|
|Weight (gr / oz)||From 350 / 12.35|
|USA Retail (Ex Tax)||From $550|
A WIDE RANGE OF
|Best For:||Paddling in a wide range of environments, surfing one day, cruising the next & racing at the weekend||For those who need a paddle for all occasions and the entire family. Feature packed at an attractive price.||Price sensitive customers looking for the benefits of carbon at an entry level price.||Designed for kids. Perfectly optimized for the next generation of paddlers so that they can progress quickly & safely.||Designed to meet the needs of first time paddlers and SUP rental/school businesses.|
|Suitable For:||Intermediate to advanced paddlers||New paddler to intermediate paddlers.||New paddler to intermediate paddlers.||Kids.||Schools & rental centers.|
|Sizes Available||L / M / M-Slim / S-Slim||L / M / M-Slim / S-Slim||L / M / M-Slim / S-Slim||XS||Large|
|Shaft Options||Fixed / Adj. / 3-piece||Fixed / Adj. / 3-piece||Adj.||Adj. / 3-piece||Adj. / 3-piece|
|Flex Options||Medium||Stiff50, Medium75 & Medium100||Medium75, Medium100 & Soft150||Extra Soft||Medium|
|Handle Options||T or Palm||T or Palm||Palm||Palm||Palm|
|Construction||90% Carbon||60% Carbon||35% Carbon||Fiberglass shaft & 50% carbon blade.||Fiberglass shaft with plastic handle & blade|
|Blade Angle (degrees)||10°||10°||10°||8°||10°|
|Weight (gr / oz)||From 450 / 15.9||From 550 / 19.4||From 600 / 21.2||500 / 17.64||790 / 27.9|
|USA Retail (Ex Tax)||From $350||From $275||$200||From $200.00||From $150|
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Evan Le’s first exposure to standup paddling was similar to most people’s first time trying the sport––a rental shop. The only difference is he wasn’t even looking for a SUP when he showed up. “We were renting kayaks and they happened to be out of kayaks,” said Evan. “So I went with a paddleboard instead,” The experience stuck with him, and although he didn’t take another paddle stroke for three years, he finally purchased his first board in March 2021. Since that purchase, standup paddling has become his favorite hobby. Evan went from a 45-pound iSUP to a high-performance 14-foot race board in only four months. After upgrading to a Black Project Hydro FlowX paddle, Evan’s progression has continued to skyrocket. FINDING A WELCOMING AND POSITIVE COMMUNITY IN STANDUP PADDLING As part of a Standup for the Cure event, Evan paddled 25 miles in one day on the Williamette River.
If you want to paddle faster, the power is in your hands. Like a sticky set of tires on a sports car, a paddle handle is critical to ensuring you are not wasting effort on the water. Over the past twelve months, we have been hard at work refining the handles for our flat water and racing paddles. To make sure we got it right, we recruited the expertise of two elite paddlers—APP World Champion Arthur Arutkin and Maui waterman Bernd Roediger. It took a lot of prototypes and many hours of on-water testing, but our combined efforts paid off with the all-new, PowerGrip Handle. “We developed the PowerGrip Handle with the goal of using 100% of the resources from the paddle,” said APP World Champion Arthur Arutkin. “That means putting as much power as possible on the handle, while also ensuring a better grip to maximize control of the
The Pure is a beginner SUP paddle that delivers excellent performance and value to improve your paddle board experience.
The response to our new Hydro FlowX has been overwhelming. Featuring a revolutionary new design––including our proprietary Advanced Flow Technology and Deep Power Scoop––the goal of the Hydro FlowX was to redefine what a paddle stroke feels like. Incorporating over a decade’s worth of research, data and innovation, this paddle is lighter and faster than our original Hydro, while simultaneously requiring less effort from the paddler. Not only does this significantly improve speed and acceleration, but also leads to reduced fatigue and strain––extremely effective for preventing and rehabilitating injuries. We believe the Hydro FlowX is the best paddle in the sport. But at the end of the day, only one opinion truly matters––yours. Whether you are training, racing or cruising, this paddle was designed to enhance every moment spent on the water––both in terms of performance and pleasure. Here’s what the Black Project ohana is saying about their on-water experience with the Hydro FlowX.
One of the most grueling races in the sport, the SUP 11-City Tour tests paddlers to their physical and mental limits. The event takes place in Friesland, a northern province in Holland, where competitors must paddle along a 220 kilometer (136 mile) route that passes through 11 historical cities. The competition began in 2009 and normally takes place over the course of five days, but there’s an even tougher version of this race for the ultra-hardcore paddling crowd––The SUP 11-City Non-Stop Race. No breaks, no stages, no mercy. This year, seven individuals and two teams crossed the finish line of the SUP 11-City Non-Stop race, but only one paddler made history––Niek Van Der Linde. The endurance paddler not only set the course record with a time of 23:32:16, but also broke Bart de Zwart’s 24-hour SUP distance record (193.8 kilometers) by paddling 204.27 kilometers in 23 hours, 45 minutes and 27 seconds. As for the
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