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NUKILIK STORM

USD$ 318.00

USD$ 198.00

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The Nukilik Storm is the first modern Greenland paddle with exchangeable tips. Inspired by the Inuit tradition of strengthening paddle tips with bone, walrus ivory, and harder wood, Nukilik Storm integrates durable polyamide tips with a carbon fiber paddle. The tip unites smoothly with the paddle to form a seamless paddle stroke.

The Nukilik Storm has a shorter loom than the Nukilik model, but the same blade size. It is easy to maneuver in the water. Its shorter length makes it easy to store on a kayak’s front deck.

  • Exchangeable paddle tips are available in flat or round shapes. See the “Paddle Tip” page under ACCESSORIES for additional information.
  • Sharp paddle blade edges provide crisp and precise paddling
  • The shouldered grip design is comfortable and reduces strain, it fits the natural contour of a paddler’s hand and increases control
  • GEARLAB's exclusive ratio of carbon blend with fiberglass provides ideal rigidity and flex
  • The 2-piece design breaks down quickly for easy transportation and storage
  • A remarkably light swing weight reduces fatigue on long paddling excursions
  • A low-profile button release creates a sleek paddle shaft
  • The carbon fiber button never rusts
  • The high-quality, continuous-weave carbon fiber shaft delivers a superior strength-to-weight ratio
  • The symmetrical blade shape reduces torque. This allows the paddler to maintain a looser grip and pull the paddle smoothly through the water



 

Tips

GEARLAB paddle tips provide extra protection for the fine tips of a paddle.

  • Nukilik Storm paddles produced after February 2016 allow round and flat tips of any colour to be interchanged and installed on the paddle at a later date.

 

Diamond Joint (D-Joint)

As of mid-2016, all GEARLAB paddles are equipped with the patented GEARLAB Diamond joint (D-joint), which provides the sturdy feel of a one-piece paddle, and the transport and storage convenience of a two-piece paddle. The new D-joint is made out of titanium alloy to ensure the greatest strength and stiffness, while providing a light weight and corrosion resistance.  The diamond joint shape provides a more secure connection inside the paddle when assembled because of its unique shape. This stabilizes the connection between the two paddle blades inside the loom beyond the round button clip that is located on the outside of the loom.  In addition to preventing even minimal rotation shifting, the new joint is simpler to assemble if it is ever necessary to change the paddle clip located inside the loom.

 

Optional Accessory: Reflective Stickers

Reflective paddle stickers for the Nukilik Storm provide increased visibility and safety on the water. Available in orange, light gray and dark gray, the stickers are professionally applied at GEARLAB's factory and are designed to withstand constant water exposure.

Reflective paddle stickers may be bought at the time of paddle purchase for USD $9 on the following accessory page.

 
Specs of Nukilik Storm
 
 
Length (cm/inch)
 
177/69.7 181/71.3
 
Loom length (cm/inch)
 
16/6.3
 
Blade width (cm/inch)
 
8.4/3.3
 
Weight (g/oz)
 
-
 
Material
 
carbon fiber with glass fiber composite
 
Dimension figure
 
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