Carbon Speedster 81 or RDM (Reduced Diameter Shaft)?
NSP paddles 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. We recognize that a select group of paddlers prefers a reduced diameter though, which is why we created the Carbon Speedster Fixed 81 RDM (Reduced Diameter). Designed with the same strength- and flexing characteristics as the 29mm version, the 26mm shaft is perfect for kids, women or athletes with smaller hands.
When handling carbon high-performance products, NSP recommends the use of appropriately padded bags.
After you have purchased your new NSP fixed paddle, you will need to cut and fit to size the shaft, then glue the handle in to place. If you are not familiar with how to do this, please have a look at the video tutorial here.