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The direct catch and ability to redirect automatically is what makes our world champion race team choose the Lima paddle.

You can paddle harder with less attention to your strokes. The highest performing paddle in the Starboard range, adding a touch of magic to each stroke.

The Lima is the evolution of the Bolt.

Easier catch. The rounder tip makes the catch even easier and more precise, reducing the impact on your shoulder.

  • Construction: Available only in Carbon Balsa, our best paddle technology and Connor Baxter’s choice.
  • Dimensions: The blade’s size dictate the power and efficiency of your stroke. The Lima is available in XS, S, M, L and XL.

The 2018 Lima blade  size is different relative to the 2017 Bolt and we recommend most paddlers to use one size larger paddle.

Connor Baxter used the Bolt M and would like to have a larger paddle, so we developed the Lima L, the size moves from 510 cm2 to 531 cm2.

Fiona Wylde used the Bolt S at 480 cm2, now she will mostly use the LIMA M at 485 cm2.


XS | S | M | L | XL

Our new feature packed race Paddle

Designing and refining the Lima took 2 years of development.

Supported by the intense testing of Connor Baxter, the Hasulyo Brothers and R&D team the Lima is the paddle you were waiting for if you are looking for racing performance.
See more of the Lima's features

Easier catch

The new rounded tip of the blade has a small area hitting the water during the entry. The result is a smooth penetration in the water thus reducing the impact on your body, especially on the shoulders.

The rounded tip creates a progressive load of the blade during the entry in the water instead of a sudden high impact creating a lot of stress on the paddle and your body.  

Reducing the stress on the body allows one to paddle longer and more often with less recovery time.

Direct catch

The double concave on the power face is guiding the water throughout the blade controlling the wobbling and increasing the water flow speed.

The edge defining the double concave starts round-shaped at the tip of the blade to separate the water smoothly. It then becomes sharper to dictate the water its path and stabilize the blade.

All your power is transferred in a straight forward motion as you don’t need to worry about paddle alignment in the water anymore.

Unique profile

The lima has a unique narrow and flat profile allowing you to pull the blade very close to the rail of the board, giving it a really nice line.

Combine to a 10° angle, the power phase is very efficient making all your energy going in a straight forward motion.

Trash Picker included

Use the trash picker as a helpful tool to pick up plastic and other trash while paddling. It's made from recycled plastic and comes with every paddle. Store the trash in a bag or pocket it until you reach shore.

Carbon Balsa Construction

The new long grain balsa core is the new revolution. An organic solution with no compromise compared to standard petroleum based PVC.

The structure of the balsa long grain is made of long fibers that acts like millions of tiny stringers going all along the core.

They load the energy during the stroke and release it at the end. One more detail that will make you faster on the water.
Learn more about Carbon Balsa Technology

CONNOR BAXTER'S CHOICE

CARBON BALSA
  • • New 100% long-grain low density balsa core for better strength and paddle sensation.
  • • Custom woven Biaxial 60/60 degree carbon cloth for the best flex and weight characteristic.
  • • Biaxial 45-degree glass fabric used to increase the durability and reduce risk of buckling.
  • • Retains strength while possessing incredibly good flex characteristics.
  • • ABS rail insert along the entire edge of the blade for added durability.
  • • The balsa core is made from many different pieces of balsa wood, then assembled together to create the density and mechanical strength required.

Shaft constructions

We paddle a lot and found it fun to develop paddle shafts suiting the individual needs for our various-sized friends and team riders, to maximize their particular performance demands. We wanted to develop the lightest shafts with the most accurate bend curves.
See more about our shaft constructions

PRE-IMPREGNATION

Pre-impregnated fabric has the lowest resin uptake and provides the most consistent production.

CARBON

FIXED LENGTH

Adult  165 cm  65 inches
Kids    130 cm  51 inches

• Ultra light weight for longer and more efficient paddle sessions.
• Lightweight carbon fiber pre-impregnated construction.

FLEX OPTIONS - MAXIMIZING YOUR PERFORMANCE

A flexible shaft transfers energy in a more gentle way suiting long-distance paddling and higher cadence. A stiffer shaft provides a more direct transfer of energy and suits larger blades and taller riders wanting to use full-length shafts.

When you cut a paddle shaft down to fit your size it automatically becomes stiffer, thus you may wish to choose a 45mm shaft.

• Stiffest shaft for paddlers who prefer minimal flex.
• Popular with taller paddlers using a longer shaft.
• Available in Fixed Round Carbon, Adjustable Carbon and Hybrid except Skinny and Kids. 

• A balance in performance between stiffness and flex.
• Available in Fixed Carbon and Hybrid Carbon.
• Available in Kids and Skinny adjustable, both in Carbon and Hybrid Carbon.

• More forgiving, suiting long distance, all round paddlers and most riders under 70 kg.
• Available in Carbon Round, Oval, Skinny and Kids fixed.
• Available in Skinny and Kids Hybrid Carbon Fixed.

SHAFT SHAPES

We have 4 different shaft shapes available to offer maximum comfort and grip for every riding style.

OVAL

• Precise and controlled grip.
• Shaped to naturally fit in hand for the most direct tracking and alignment.
• No sharp angles.

• Available in S35/40/45 Fixed Carbon and S40 Fixed Hybrid Carbon.

ROUND

• The lightest and most versatile shaft.
• Preferred for all round paddling and waves.
• Sean Poynter and Zane Schweitzer's choice for wave riding.

• Available in Carbon and Hybrid Carbon: Fixed / 2pc adjustable ⁄ 3pc adjustable.

SKINNY

• Reduced Diameter Shaft (RDS) for lighter riders who require a smaller grip.
• Suited for kids, women and racers who want a shaft that feels slight in the hand.

• Available in Carbon and Hybrid Carbon: Fixed / 2pc adjustable ⁄ Fixed kids ⁄ 2pc adjustable kids.

ROUND

• Perfect grip for medium sized hands.
• World Champion Michael Booth's Signature shaft.

• Available in S35/40/45 Fixed Carbon and S40 Fixed Hybrid Carbon. 

SHAFT TEXTURE

Have you ever felt the need for more grip going into a sprint.

CHOKE STROKE

• Connor Baxter's signature Choke Stroke with square grooved texture enhances the grip at the top of the shaft for high cadences strokes and quicker transitions from side-to-side.
• The entire shaft has a matt tape finish for prime control when dry and web.
• All Fixed shafts in Carbon and Hybrid Carbon feature the new textured finish.

2Pc. ADJUSTABLE SHAFT  

PRECISE, LIGHT AND STRONG

• Controlled flex characteristics.
• The wide Tiki Clamp for a quick and effortless release.
• The Skinny rounded and flush clamp ensures that your hand never gets stuck on a hard corner when shifting grip.

TIKI CLAMP SHAFT REGISTER SYSTEM 

2 pc paddles are great for paddlers looking for different paddle lengths or sharing the paddle with friend and family.

• Redesigned clamp for better and easier grip.
• 100% of grip on inner shaft for an effortless and optimum grip.
• Reduced water infiltration.

• Controls the alignment without twisting.
• Updated Register system with extended pin increases durability and reduces twisting.

Choose your Lima paddle

Lima: the widest, most complete shaft selection ever.
Different flexes, different diameters, different shapes…
So, everyone can tune their setup up to perfection.
See all the Lima options

Specifications

Lima paddles
XL
L
M
S
XS
Blade length
21.7"
55 cm
21.3"
54 cm
21.3"
54 cm
21.1"
53.5 cm
21.1"
53.5 cm
Blade width
7.7"
19.6 cm
7.1"
18 cm
6.4"
16.3 cm
6.2"
15.7 cm
5.8"
14.8 cm
Area
91.1 in2
588 cm2
82.3 in2
531 cm2
75.1 in2
485 cm2
71.3 in2
460 cm2
68.9 in2
445 cm2
Total Length
89.3"
227 cm
88.1"
226 cm
88.1"
226 cm
88.1"
226 cm
88.1"
226 cm
Adjustable length
Minimum
65.7"
167 cm
64.1"
165 cm
64.1"
165 cm
64.1"
165 cm
64.1"
165 cm
Adjustable length
Maximum
90.9"
231 cm
90.5"
230 cm
90.5"
230 cm
90.1"
229 cm
90.1"
229 cm