100% Carbon Speedster 86

Our new 100% Carbon Speedster 86 racing paddle with the 86 sqi with 29mm shaft 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.

Carbon Speedster 86 Design

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

  • Blade Area: 86 sqi or 520cm2
  • Length: 220 cm
  • Shaft: 29mm
  • UD Carbon stringer
  • HDC CNC cut PVS Core, lightweight with minimal resin
  • Pre-moulded carbon next for maximum strength
  • Full ABS rail around the blade edge for durability
  • Laminated with eco-friendly bio-resin


With just 450 grams, these are our lightest full-diameter paddles. The RDM version of this paddle weighs 10 grams less, and the 81 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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Additional Information

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 like the Carbon Speedster 86, 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.

Speedster 86 Features

Speedster Video

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