Black Project Ohana Paddle
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.
This 60% 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 and paddle construction that is better suited for recreational paddlers.
Three blade sizes, two shaft diameter options, two handle options and available in Fixed, Adjustable & 3-Piece Adjustable the Ohana caters to all paddlers in all water conditions from surfing to flat water cruising and travel.
New for 2020 we have 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.
Ergonomic Handles And New Slimline Adjustment
Our ergonomic 100% carbon handles come with a vivid red matte finish. The T handle is often preferred by paddlers in the surf and those with smaller hands. The flat front gives immediate feedback while surfing.
The Palm handle is enjoyed by paddlers on flat water and those with bigger hands. The matte finish is ideal in hot or cold climates.
The Ohana also receives a major upgrade with a completely redesigned ergonomic clamp system which is now available on both standard and slim shaft options.
Scooped Dihedral Blade Technology
The Ohana blade is designed to correct poor alignment often associated with fatigue and injury. The Scooped Dihedral shaping holds the water securely through the power phase, eliminating lateral blade movement and delivering force in a smooth and efficient manner.
The extension of the tapered scoop towards the toe allows the paddle to remain stable and deliver power, even if you fail to get the full blade in the water. This toe shaping also ensures a clean catch and efficient blade release.
Overall, the Ohana blade design delivers a predictable and efficient paddle stroke which encourages the use of smaller blades while protecting your body from injury and reducing fatigue.
Ten Degrees Blade Angle Promotes Comfort And Feel
We designed the Ohana blade to be a little more forgiving and suit a less aggressive and lower cadence paddle stroke. The moderate 10° blade angle promotes an a smooth paddle stroke and a little more comfort than the Hydro. The 60% carbon and fiberglass mix adds a little more flex and comfort which is ideal for new and recreational paddlers.
Structural Blade Stability
The ridge along the front of the blade increases stiffness both vertically and laterally, resulting in increased strength. This structure helps the blade maintain better stability for a predictable feel you can count on. For the Ohana we wanted a little more blade flex for increased comfort, so the Power Ridge is more subtle than on the Hydro or Surge.
New 2020 Artwork
With brand new artwork for 2020, this do-it-all paddle stands out from the pack whether on the water or on the sand.
Shaft Diameter To Suit Your Hands
The Ohana paddle is available with both STANDARD (29mm) diameter and SLIM (26.5mm) options.
Reduced Board Damage & Increased Safety
The smooth blade edges increase safety, increases blade strength and reduces board damage. The slim-line joint system reduces drag through the water and prevents rail damage caused by hard edges.
Thanks to the design and construction, the Ohana paddle is also one of the strongest SUP paddles you will find and enjoys a near-zero failure rate.
REFLEX Carbon Construction
The Ohana SUP paddles are built in our Reflex 60% construction with a 12k carbon blade and new UD carbon shaft for enhanced performance and longevity. The smooth matte finish is great for grip and the medium flex shaft generates power and reacts quicker than other shafts.
Designed and Optimized For Your Needs
At Black Project, we don’t think you need to be a pro paddler to enjoy the benefits of a custom paddle. In fact, it’s why we offer the Ohana in three blade options and two shaft options to best suit your specific needs. Choosing the right paddle might seem daunting at first, but don’t worry, we made it easy to identify which is the best option for your optimal paddling experience.
We actively try to steer away from the board shop vibe. We encourage questions, demos sessions, and gear research to make sure what you get is 100% right for your needs. We strive to do right by every customer (local or online) and welcome all paddlers to the Mike's Paddle Tribe!
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