100% Carbon Speedster 86 RDM

The 100% Carbon Speedster 86 RDM is a reduced diameter paddle shaft (26mm) designed for paddlers with small hands, women, and kids who are looking for a high-performance paddle.

With the same strength and flex pattern as the regular 29mm shaft, the Speedster RDM 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.

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Carbon Speedster 86 RDM design

The outline of the Speedster blade is perfect for sprint racing, downwind runs and long-distance paddling – and is Ty Judson’s blade of choice.

  • Blade Area: 86 sqi or 555cm²
  • Length: 220 cm
  • Shaft/blade angle 10°
  • UD Carbon stringer
  • HDC CNC cut PVC Core, lightweight with minimal resin
  • Pre-molded carbon next for maximum strength
  • Full ABS rail around the blade edge for durability
  • Laminated with eco-friendly bio-resin

Carbon Speedster 86 RDM Weight

With just 435 grams, these are our lightest RDM paddles. The regular-diameter version of this paddle weighs 10 grams more, and the 81 RDM version, with its smaller blade, weighs 15 grams less. So using the RDM version with the smaller blade means your paddle weighs 425 grams.




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Who is the 100% Carbon Speedster 86 RDM for

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.

When handling carbon high-performance products like the 100% Carbon Speedster 86 RDM, NSP recommends the use of appropriately padded bags.

How to cut a carbon paddle

Finding out the perfect length and cutting your high-performance carbon fiber paddle shaft to length can be slightly daunting the first time, which is why we created an extensive blog for paddlers looking to learn more about cutting and gluing their paddle themselves. We also edited a basic video you can watch from your phone.


Speedster Video with Ty Judson

Built with bio-based polymers

All composite paddles by NSP are baked after a bio-based polymer is applied. Supplied by Entropy Resins, we are aware that even bio-based epoxy impacts the environment. But replacing petroleum-based materials with renewable plant-based resources is a good move, recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Entropy Resins meet the program criteria and are all USDA Certified Bio-based Products.

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