Our new handle option allows “adjustability” in the length of the paddle you buy. Our design offers a lightweight mechanism that also keeps water out from the interior of the shaft. It uses a hex screw lock that provides a solid tight fit after adjustment. The paddle is designed so all of the adjustable parts are located in the shaft of the paddle, and not the handle, to maintain a smooth top hand grip.
Paddle length is an important part of mastering paddling technique and power, so it is important to find the correct size. Our adjustable paddle allows you to adjust one inch above and one inch below the size that you purchased to allow flexibility around your desired length. Our new adjustable handle allows you to accommodate to the different paddling styles in dragon boating today, without investing in multiple paddles. Some paddling forms require a longer paddle, while others require a shorter paddle. With our new adjustable paddle, you can tweak the paddle length to match any paddling form!
The adjustable option is available for the Reactor II and Wildfire and accommodates any the Burnwater grips.
- Jun 29, 2017
It's an exciting time at Burnwater. We have given our logo a fresh new look and updated our e-commerce experience. Our brand has been in the dragon boat business for over 15 years and it was time to get fresh. Our products our of premium quality and we hope our new look gives you that essence.
The goal of the new website is ease of use. It is of course mobile friendly as well. In the coming months we will be expanding our technology and video content to help you understand our products better and make the right product choices.
Currently our products are sold in the US, Canada and Australia. The two new sites apply to US and Canada.
US site = burnwater.com
Canada site = burnwater.ca
We have two sites to help manage currency and shipping costs in Canada. Trying to help out our friends up North!
- Jun 26, 2017
When paddlers are looking to buy a carbon paddle, they often spend hours deciding what the best brand is, what specs are ideal, and what design to get on their paddle. Although these are all very important, they often underestimate one very important attribute that highly affects paddling performance, paddle size. Paddle size has a direct relation to form and technique. If your paddle is the wrong size, you may not be executing the right technique. If it is too long, you may be dropping your top hand during recovery to clear the water which causes splash and timing issues, and having a high top arm during your stroke which may cause shoulder injuries. If the paddle is too short, you won’t be able to get that heavy water and you will be expending more energy trying to do so.
There are a few steps to correctly size your paddle.
Step 1: Identify your holding position
Find where your outer arm grips the paddle when you take each stroke. It should be roughly a fist from the start of the blade.
Step 2: Flip your paddle so that your handle is touching the waterline
You should be extending your arm directly in front of you so that your arm is parallel to the surface of the water. Grab the paddle with your arm still parallel to the surface and with the handle of the paddle still touching the surface of the water.
Step 3: Check your position
Check if your hand is currently holding the paddle one fist away from start of the blade. You should be holding the paddle in the same location as you were in step 1.
Though this is a general rule of thumb for finding a paddle size, it may change depending on the type of stroke your team executes, the type of boat you are on, or your personal build or paddling style. Make sure you choose the right paddle size when it is time to make that upgrade.
Please use this Guide to help you determine what size paddle is right for you.
- Jun 07, 2017