The Traveler is a 3-piece adjustable paddle that incorporates the AL 8.0 blade with the EXP construction (carbon fiber and fiberglass composite). Now your beloved Hippostick can go anywhere you do without the hassle of lugging around a full-length paddle. The paddle adjusts from a paddler’s height of 4ft 6in to 6ft tall and the longest piece of the paddle being only 30”. The Traveler has the most durable hardware and best materials available and can withstand anything the road throws at you.
Cylindrically Shape and carbon fiber properties allow for the paddle to have anisotropic properties (Strength in all directions).
THE AL BLADE
Construction Process (EXP)
Layered sheets of High grade fiber glass and Carbon pressed in a mold. Each Layer is strategically aligned to optimize strength and stiffness.
Features the Optimal 1/4″ curve for more user friendly catch. Optimal 10 degree bend from Blade to Shaft incorporated in Blade mold to adjust for added strength at joints. Allows for greater reach. Low shoulder profile, precisely tapered edges and strategically placed thickness additions were developed over AL Ching’s 40 plus years of paddling, coaching, and designing paddles.