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Makani 8.5 Vario RDS

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Makani 8.5 Vario RDS - _makani1-1376724782
Makani 8.5 Vario RDS - _makani1a-1376724782

Paddle Info


155 Hamakua Dr
HI 96734

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Paddle Environment
  • Lakes
  • Oceans
  • Rivers
  • Surf
Paddle Type(s)
Model Year
Recommended Retail Price
USD 299.00
650 g
Shaft Material(s)
  • Carbon
  • Fiberglass
  • Laminate
Blade Material(s)
  • Carbon
  • Fiberglass
  • Laminate
Available Shaft Type(s)

Lightweight carbon/glass fusion performance paddles for all-around use.
Width: 21.6 cm
Surface Area: 743 cm²

#Makani Vario Paddles

Carbon/glass pre-preg blade
70% carbon shaft
Vario pressure cleat
Vario alignment measurements
Tahitian T-handle with traction grip
Blade edge protector included

#Vario Pressure Cleat
 Pressure cleat adjustment
 Vertical and horizontal markings
 Adjustable while paddling for racing or wave riding

#Tahitian Style T-handle
 Power transfer Tahitian design
 Traction grip coated T-handle
 Low profile for easy grip
 Ultra-lightweight hollow construction

#Paddle Shaping
CAD-generated blade shapes

#Shaft Construction
 3K carbon pre-preg shaft: maximum stiffness and reflex, lightweight
 Carbon/Kevlar shaft: highest impact durability
 Filament-wound carbon shaft: softer reflex for a more forgiving stroke
 Durable T6 alloy

#Shaft Diameter
Optimized shaft diameters for paddlers of any size.

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