Jantex Paddle Shafts

NB: COST OF SHAFT IS INCLUDED IN PADDLE BLADE PRICE. If you would like to purchase a shaft separately please call Terry on +64 21 074 8485

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ADJUSTABLE SHAFTS give you a range of paddling lengths - useful for different paddling conditions. Adjustable shafts are also much easier to travel with!

  • Designed for frequent splitting (daily). 
  • Lock and unlock possible on the water without any tools with in-built lever.
  • Length adjustment available in 5cm or 10cm, line marks every 1cm. Angle adjustment L/R, line marks every 5° from 40° to 90°
  • Weight only 240gms.
Important! Adjustable shafts need to be regularly cleaned with fresh water. 
If paddling on salt water, clean after each use.

FIXED SHAFTS give the paddle a firmer feel as there's no join in the middle.


Made of carbon fibre, Kevlar and twill weave fabric. Carbon fibre strands are run lengthwise down the shaft to give it strength. Another layer of twill fabric on the outside gives further strength and a patterned appearance. This technique produces a thin walled, strong, light shaft. The percentage of Kevlar in each shaft determines the shaft’s flexibility. The more Kelvar, the more flexibility.

If you would like advice on paddle shaft selection, give Terry a quick call on 021 074 8485.


Flexible shaft

The most flexible of the Jantex shafts. Designed mainly for ocean ski paddlers and people just starting out. It’s easier on muscles because it’s got a lot of give.

Flex: 6mm
Construction: 70% carbon / 30% kevlar
Label Colour: Green

Soft Shaft

Ideally suited to ocean ski, juniors and marathon paddlers who are looking for a slightly stiffer shaft. Gives a firmer feel in the water. Less strain on muscles.

Flex: 4mm of flex over the length of the paddle.
Construction: 85% carbon / 15% Kevlar
Label Colour: White

Stiff Shaft

The most popular paddle shaft for flat water and marathon racing. A firm feel in the water. All the top sprint and marathon paddlers use this shaft.

Flex: 2mm of flex over the paddle
Construction: 100% carbon
Label Colour: Yellow

New shaft clamp

The latest, sixth version of the Jantex paddle shaft clamp is super easy to use with clear markings and strong closure.

To use: simply slide shaft into clamp, adjust to your desired length, rotate to around 60 degrees, then flick down the clamp lever to lock firmly. Flick lever up to release.  

Construction: Marine grade plastic – perfect for salt and fresh water.

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