- Carbon 100%
PADDLE ADJ.SHAFT (UPPER PART ONLY)
Adjustable paddle tube, only the upper part with T handle included, for 2-piece and 3-piece adjustable Cobra paddle. Made of 100% carbon fiber, suitable for many paddles on the market.
Adjustable paddle tube, only the upper part with T handle included, for 2-piece and 3-piece adjustable Cobra paddle. Made of 100% carbon fiber, suitable for many paddles on the market
The Shafts are built using Pre-preg technology, the best ever for the construction of high performance tubular elements, the same we use to build our Windsurf masts. The autoclave cure cycle is a two-step process. First, vacuum and pressure are applied while the temperature is ramped up to an intermediate level and held there for a short period of time. The heat reduces the resin viscosity, allowing it to flow and making it easier for trapped air and volatiles to escape.
External tube diameter: 26 mm
What damage does the warranty cover?
Each Reptile Sports product is subjected to rigorous quality controls during every single production phase. Each product is carefully checked to ensure that the technical characteristics comply with the specifications. Non-compliant products are NOT placed on the market but destroyed.
The warranty covers manufacturing defects and / or material defects with a duration of twenty-four months (24) from the date of purchase, in the case of sale to the direct user.
This date must be proven by a delivery document issued by the seller (e.g. receipt), in which the following appear: the delivery date, the name of the seller, the identification details of the same (type, model).
Main defects in materials and workmanship
The defects of the materials, and in particular of the carbon composites, are normally highlighted in the initial use phase. If a product is faulty (and this can happen), it breaks down after a few exits. Breakages occurred after months of use, are hardly attributable to defects in material or production, but rather to shocks or stress following poorly executed maneuvers, impact with the seabed, whirled in the waves. This does not mean that the guarantee is not recognized, but that it may be necessary for us to carry out a greater analysis of the damaged parts to understand if the nature of the break occurred due to a defect or inexperience.
THE PRODUCTION PROCESS: THE SHAFT
Drawing on the enormous experience as a carbon shaft builder, the Reptile paddle shafts are the natural evolution of what is best in terms of lightness, strength and reflex.
Thanks to the use of fine T800 fibers and an autoclave cure cycle, the shafts of Reptile Sports paddles are among the lightest on the market
The worst enemies of a structural carbon fiber product are the air bubbles trapped between the fibers and the lack of epoxy resin between them. In both cases, rupture occurs. By using the autoclave, our fibers are perfectly compacted and the resin perfectly distributed and cured. In addition, the outer skin of our shaft is in Biaxial Carbon which guarantees a compression resistance 40% higher than a normal fiber.
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