CELTIC KINETIK TOURING BLADES
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 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 600, 650 and 700, bottom to top.
CELTIC NORDKAPP, ARCHIPELAGO & REEF BLADES
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 Nordkapp, Archipelago and Kinetik Touring 650, bottom to top.
Celtic 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 Reef blade and Kinetik Touring 700, bottom to top.
Celtic 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.
CELTIC OMEGA BLADES
Celtic's 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 600, 650 and 700.
Celtic Omega and Kinetik Touring 650.
Celtic Omega and Kinetik Touring 650 spines.
Celtic's carbon composite shafts are suitable for advanced sea conditions.
Celtic standard shafts have an outer diameter of 29mm, and are available in the following lengths:
- 200 - 210 cm
- 205 - 215 cm
- 208 - 218 cm
- 210 - 220 cm
- 212 - 224 cm
Celtic's multi-piece paddles use the Leverlok and Paddlok ™ systems.
The Leverlok center join allows for shaft length and infinite feather adjustment. The nylon Leverlok mechanism is easy to grasp and adjust on the fly.
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 join, 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.
Index on Shaft for Right or Left Hand
Paddlok™ key and drip rings