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.

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 520cm2
  • Length: 220 cm
  • 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 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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Additional Information

Who is the 100% Carbon Speedster 86 RDM

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.


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.


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