100% Carbon Speedster 81

Our new Carbon Speedster 81 racing blade 86, with a 29mm shaft integrates a parallel edge outline that gives racers a quick and precise catch. Its 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.

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Blade outline of the 100% Carbon Speedster 81

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.

Carbon Speedster 81 Specs:

  • Blade Area: 81 sqm or 522cm²
  • 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


With just 435 grams, these are our lightest full-diameter paddles. The RDM version of this paddle weighs 10 grams less with its reduced diameter shaft, resulting in a total weight of 425 grams.



Additional Information

Carbon Speedster 81 or RDM (Reduced Diameter Shaft)?

NSP paddles come with a standard diameter of 29 mm, 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 26 mm 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.

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.


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 – whether you race, surf or foil – follow along with Team Rider Paul Jonesy as he explains how to easily cut the paddle shaft to the perfect size.

Carbon Speedster 81 Features

Speedster Video

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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