The 100% Carbon Speedster 81 RDM is similar to the regular 100% Carbon Speedster 81, with one important difference. Recognizing the need from a select group of paddlers who prefer a paddle shaft with a reduced diameter, we designed a 26mm for this high-performance paddle.
With the same strength and flex pattern as the regular 29mm shaft, the RDM version is well-suited for children, women or paddlers with smaller hands. The Speedster racing blade integrates a parallel edge outline that gives racers a quick and precise catch. The parallel edge outline also helps release, allowing for a faster motion through the water.
The outline of the Speedster blade is perfect for sprint racing, downwind runs and long distance paddling – it’s Marcus Hansen’s blade of choice, in combination with the 29mm shaft.
Blade Area: 81 sqi or 520cm2
Length: 220 cm
When handling carbon high-performance products, NSP recommends the use of appropriately padded bags.
NSP paddles usually come with a standard diameter of 29mm, which we have found to be the perfect fit for most paddlers, by a very large margin. These standard diameter paddles will work in all paddling conditions that you can participate in.
By creating the RDM version of the Speedster, NSP recognizes that a select group of paddlers prefers a reduced diameter though.