MIKCo's "Go-To" Blade.

With its origins in whitewater paddling, the Celtic Kinetik Touring is a performance paddle suited for ocean touring and bumpy water play. Its aggressive spoon allows for use of a smaller size blade. Paddling with a more vertical shaft allows for a shorter length paddle and a less tired paddler; our recommended paddle length for 90% of paddlers is 200-212cm. We often paddle wing-like, with one leading edge for power and efficiency: the leading edge "bites" and holds the water better. The extremely thin profile slices easily through the water. This maximizes the catch of each stroke, translating into more pulling power per stroke.

Celtic Pro-Carbon Kinetik Touring blades are available in the following sizes:
  • Kinetik 600 has the smallest surface area of the Kinetik range. The blade enables the paddler to increase their stroke rate while maintaining efficiency. This blade is ideally suited to the smaller paddler.
  • Kinetik 650 is the mid-range blade that suits medium size paddlers. It is extremely efficient and delivers much more power than its modest size would suggest.
  • Kinetik 700 is the original Kinetik sized blade, ideally suited to experienced sea kayakers. It produces great initial power, which aids maneuvering in rock gardens. A blade with outstanding acceleration, it excels in the surf and strong currents.
Celtic Kinetik Touring Blades


Short Fiber polymer (SF) blades are strong, light blades for recreational paddling. Their attractive price point makes them perfect for spares. Paired with a Celtic fiberglass shaft, they offer a durable, lower cost paddle option. SF blades have Paddlok ends, so they can be easily attached to Celtic shafts.

SF Kinetik Touring blades are available in 600, 650 and 700cm sizes.

Celtic SF Kinetik Touring 650 Blade and Fiberglass Shaft

Cale Prosen, an intrepid 20-year-old who paddled around Lake Superior with Celtic paddles in his NDK Explorer, wrote about his 650 and 700 Kinetik Touring blades:

I used the 650 pretty much the entire time. There were a few days that I used the 700 as you could feel the increased power and wanted that in the water, but with 10+ hrs of paddling every day, wanted a little less grab and the 650 was great. These paddles absolutely took beatings as I absolutely smoked some rocks and outside of a few cosmetic dings, seem perfectly sound.

Read his Journal: Cale Circumnavigates Lake Superior.


Different blade shapes - same spoon face.

Nordkapp, Archipelago and Reef blades are cut from the same blanks as Kinetik Touring, so they share the same pronounced spooned face. Archipelago and Nordkapp blades are wider at the shaft end than Kinetik Touring. Archipelago's smaller 610cm surface area makes is suited to lower angle paddling, while the Nordkapp's 725cm surface area lends substantial power to each stroke. At 750cm, the Reef blade is larger and has more surface area at the outside corner, giving it significant grasp and superior bracing.

Celtic KT 650, Archipelago and Nordkapp Blades
Celtic Pro-Carbon Nordkapp and Archipelago Blades

Both Nordkapp and Archipelago blades have the same curvature as the Kinetik Touring, but the shape is more of an elongated rectangule shape. The Nordkapp is a larger version of the Archipelago. These blades are comfortable over longer distances.

Celtic KT 700 and Reef Blades
Celtic Pro-Carbon Reef Blades

The Reef is a beefy 750 cm blade designed for the more powerful paddler for lumpy water, play and surf conditions. The thin profile slices through the water with minimal drag, while the large face provides the power needed for breaking out through the surf and for accelerating onto a wave. The bottom edge features a rounded outside corner, for a smooth transition between rudder and brace for unprecedented control on the face of bigger waves.


Comfortable performance.

Celtic's Pro-Carbon Omega blade strikes an impressive balance in blade design. The dihedral shape allows for a comfortable, lower angle touring stroke, but is ready for quick and decisive maneuvering. The Omega blade has less of a spoon than the Kinetik Touring. Omega’s flatter shape makes it a little more forgiving about the angle it enters the water, because it has a less aggressive catch. The shape of the blade is closer to the shape of other lower angle paddles.

Celtic Omega and Kinetik Touring 600


Celtic's carbon composite and fiberglass shafts are suitable for advanced sea conditions. Carbon shafts are lighter in weight than fiberglass. Fiberglass shafts have a carbon join, and are less expensive. All standard shafts have an outer diameter of 29mm.

MIKCo stocks Celtic carbon composite straight standard shafts for 4-piece paddles in the following lengths:

  • 200 - 210 cm
  • 202 - 212 cm
  • 204 - 214 cm
  • 206 - 216 cm
  • 208 - 218 cm
  • 210 - 220 cm
  • 212 - 224 cm

Celtic fiberglass standard shafts for 4-piece paddles are available in the following lengths:

  • 200 - 210 cm
  • 204 - 214 cm
  • 208 - 218 cm


Celtic's multi-piece paddles use the Leverlok and Paddlok ™  systems.

The Leverlok center joint allows for infinite feather variation and quick lengthening of the shaft up to 10cms. The nylon Leverlok mechanism is easy to grasp and adjust on the fly.

Celtic Leverlok
Celtic Leverlok in open position

The Paddlok ™ system allows you to mix and match blades to your shaft. Change your blade size or replace just one blade. The Paddlok system uses the Paddlok button which works like a miniature jack; when the key is tightened, the  joint expands forming a rock solid connection. Only gentle pressure is required to lock your paddle blades to the shaft. The Celtic Paddlok system creates a solid joint, and allows the paddle to be easily taken apart for transport.


Celtic Paddles come with Index for right or left hand, reflective graphics, drip rings and a Paddlok key.

Celtic Shaft with Index
Celtic reflective graphics
Celtic Paddlok key and Drip rings