Lahnakoski



Kayak paddles

Kayakers swear that they never let go of the paddle even if their vessel capsizes.

Every Lahnakoski kayak paddle is a thing of beauty, a unique Finnish design product combining the appropriate material with a functional shape and an optimum weight distribution. Our paddles are flexible and roll with the movement, making the going smooth and also easy on the kayaker’s muscles and joints. Wooden paddles are best for long voyages; the organic material has a pleasant and warm feel to it, and even a firm grip will not result in blisters. Composite, by comparison, is a durable and affordable material for demanding use.


Greenland

KAYAK PADDLES
Product number: 13

A light and warm Greenland paddle made of beautiful aspen and alder. The slim, symmetric bladed paddle is suitable for strong winds, "rolling" and paddling long distances as the slim design causes less strain on the muscles. Oiled surface. Designed in co-operation with the Finnish paddling instructor Mr. Tatu Hirvonen, made by carpenter Mr. Frank Sandström.

"Buoyant, strong and beautiful, each stroke felt smooth and reliable, you should give it a try." comment by Mr. Christopher Crowhurst/Qajaq Rolls, after testing the paddle in Minnesota. http://qajaqrolls.com/2016/11/fall-fun-with-the-finns.html


Length:Blade width:Blade length:Shaft diameter Ø:Approximate weight:
210 cm 85 mm 870 mm 30 mm x 34 mm 880 g
215 cm 85 mm 870 mm 30 mm x 34 mm 910 g
220 cm 85 mm 870 mm 30 mm x 34 mm 995 g
228 cm 85 mm 870 mm 30 mm x 34 mm 1090 g

Wood is a living material so the dimensions may vary.


Storm

KAYAK PADDLES
Product number: 131

A light and warm storm paddle made of beautiful aspen and alder. The slim, symmetric bladed paddle is suitable for strong winds and rolling. Perfect as a spare paddle on the front deck. Oiled surface.


Length:Blade width:Blade length:Shaft diameter Ø:Approximate weight:
180 cm 85 mm 760 mm 30 mm x 34 mm 845 g

Wood is a living material so the dimensions may vary.


Greenland Expedition

KAYAK PADDLES
Product number: 132

A strong and warm Greenland expedition paddle made of beautiful aspen and alder. Lahnakoski's tailor-made alternative for extreme conditions. The paddle is based on the Lahnakoski Greenland model which has been further developed together with the Greenland expedition team Igalaaq and their Norwegian paddling specialist Mr. Sigurd Schultz. The form and the stiffer shaft guarantee safe paddling in tough conditions with ice, rocks and rough waters. The design respects the traditions of the Inuits in Greenland with white epoxy dipped tips harkening back to the original bones tips used in the past. The paddle has been tested in extreme conditions in Greenland and was found excellent. Oiled surface. Designed in co-operation with the Igalaaq expedition team, made by carpenter Mr. Frank Sandström.

"A real powerful tool! The added swing weight of the expedition paddle took a while to get used to, but over the time I became accustomed to it and appreciated the solid feel of reliability it gave me. I could feel the strength this paddle was designed for, and could imagine paddling with it in the icy waters for Greenland for many miles...". comment by Mr. Christopher Crowhurst/Qajaq Rolls after testing the paddle in Minnesota. http://qajaqrolls.com/2016/11/fall-fun-with-the-finns.html


Length:Blade width:Blade length:Shaft diameter Ø:Approximate weight:
210 cm 90 mm 870 mm 30 mm x 34 mm 990 g
215 cm 90 mm 870 mm 30 mm x 34 mm 1025 g
220 cm 90 mm 870 mm 30 mm x 34 mm 1125 g
228 cm 90 mm 870 mm 30 mm x 34 mm 1225 g

Wood is a living material so the dimensions may vary.


Greenland Western Red Cedar

KAYAK PADDLES
Product number: 139

A light and warm Greenland paddle made of beautiful Western Red Cedar ( Thuja plicata ). The slim, symmetric bladed paddle is suitable for strong winds, "rolling" and paddling long distances as the slim design causes less strain on the muscles. The lightest wooden greenland paddle on the market. The tips are reinforced with clear epoxy. Oiled surface. Designed in co-operation with the Finnish paddling instructor Mr. Tatu Hirvonen, made by carpenter Mr. Frank Sandström.

"I felt very comfortable paddling the cedar paddle, I felt immediately at ease with it. Rolling was easy, the flat tips just requiring the most minimal rotation to achieve a climbing angle. They sculled to the surface as if drawn by invisible hands." comment by Mr. Christopher Crowhurst/Qajaq Rolls after testing the paddle in Minnesota. http://qajaqrolls.com/2016/11/fall-fun-with-the-finns.html   


Length:Blade width:Blade length:Shaft diameter Ø:Approximate weight:
210 cm 85 mm 870 mm 30 mm x 34 mm 635 g
215 cm 85 mm 870 mm 30 mm x 34 mm 665 g
220 cm 85 mm 870 mm 30 mm x 34 mm 715 g
228 cm 85 mm 870 mm 30 mm x 34 mm 810 g

Wood is a living material so the dimensions may vary.


Norsaq

KAYAK PADDLES
Product number: 13999

A beautiful and warm Norsaq made of aspen and alder. It fits any hand and every qajaq front deck. Perfect as a safety tool if you break your paddle or it falls out of reach. You can also learn your first hand rolls with it. Oiled surface.


Length:Max. width:Min. width: Approximate weight:
40 cm 71 mm 55 mm   110 g

Wood is a living material so the dimensions may vary.


Cajaq

KAYAK PADDLES
Product number: 14

A kayak paddle made of massive wood for the demanding paddler. The paddle is very light and has excellent balance. Asymmetrical and spoon-shaped blade. The paddle is right-handed and the blades are at 60 degrees' angle to each other. Width of blade 175 mm. The handles are oval so you can feel the paddle position. Made of aspen. Blade tip reinforced with alder. Finished with a special varnish.


Length:Blade width:Blade length:Shaft diameter Ø:Approximate weight:
214 cm 17,5 mm 470 mm 27 mm x 32 mm 900 g
216 cm 17,5 mm 470 mm 27 mm x 32 mm 930 g
218 cm 17,5 mm 470 mm 27 mm x 32 mm 965 g
220 cm 17,5 mm 470 mm 27 mm x 32 mm 995 g
222 cm 17,5 mm 470 mm 27 mm x 32 mm 1045 g
224 cm 17,5 mm 470 mm 27 mm x 32 mm 1085 g

Wood is a living material so the dimensions may vary.


Classic

KAYAK PADDLES
Product number: 16

An excellent, light wooden paddle for touring, with an oval right-handed handle. The blades are at 60 degrees' angle to each other. Specially-laminated, asymmetrical and bent blade. Finished with a special varnish.


Length:Blade width:Blade length:Shaft diameter Ø:Approximate weight:
210 cm 175 mm 460 mm 28 mm ( 25 mm x 32 mm ) 870 g
215 cm 175 mm 460 mm 28 mm ( 25 mm x 32 mm ) 890 g
220 cm 175 mm 460 mm 28 mm ( 25 mm x 32 mm ) 920 g
225 cm 175 mm 460 mm 28 mm ( 25 mm x 32 mm ) 950 g
240 cm 175 mm 460 mm 28 mm ( 25 mm x 32 mm ) 990 g

Wood is a living material so the dimensions may vary.


Classic Plus

KAYAK PADDLES
Product number: 15

Similar to no. 16 Classic but with a joint. The paddle is especially designed for touring, and it is highly suitable as a spare paddle. The paddle is compact, which facilitates storage and transport.


Length:Blade width:Blade length:Shaft diameter Ø:Approximate weight:
210 cm 175 mm 460 mm 28 mm ( 25 mm x 32 mm ) 1110 g
215 cm 175 mm 460 mm 28 mm ( 25 mm x 32 mm ) 1150 g
220 cm 175 mm 460 mm 28 mm ( 25 mm x 32 mm ) 1170 g
225 cm 175 mm 460 mm 28 mm ( 25 mm x 32 mm ) 1200 g
240 cm 175 mm 460 mm 28 mm ( 25 mm x 32 mm ) 1240 g

Wood is a living material so the dimensions may vary.


Compact Hybrid

KAYAK PADDLES
Product number: 18

A light and warm kayak paddle combining the best features of wood and composite. The asymmetrical blades are strong and light, the right hand shaft is oval formed so you can feel the paddle position. The blades are at 60 degrees' angle to each other. The beautiful aspen shaft is painted and finished with a special varnish.


Length:Blade width:Blade length:Shaft diameter Ø:Approximate weight:
210 cm 176 mm 530 mm 28 mm 890 g
215 cm 176 mm 530 mm 28 mm 920 g
220 cm 176 mm 530 mm 28 mm 950 g
225 cm 176 mm 530 mm 28 mm 980 g
230 cm 176 mm 530 mm 28 mm 1010 g
235 cm 176 mm 530 mm 28 mm 1030 g

Camping

KAYAK PADDLES
Product number: 17

Light and durable allround paddle. The paddle is right-handed and the blades are at 60 degrees' angle to each other. The durable plastic blade is bent and symmetrically shaped.


Length:Blade width:Blade length:Shaft diameter Ø:Weight:
210 cm 195 mm 470 mm 28,6 mm 935 g
220 cm 195 mm 470 mm 28,6 mm 960 g
225 cm 195 mm 470 mm 28,6 mm 965 g
240 cm 195 mm 470 mm 28,6 mm 1000 g
250 cm 195 mm 470 mm 28,6 mm 1025 g

Camping Plus

KAYAK PADDLES
Product number: 19

Similar to no. 17 Camping but with a joint. The paddle is compact, which makes it highly suitable as a spare paddle and facilitates storage and transport.


Length:Blade width:Blade length:Shaft diameter:Weight:
210 cm 195 mm 470 mm 28,6 mm 1000 g
220 cm 195 mm 470 mm 28,6 mm 1030 g
225 cm 195 mm 470 mm 28,6 mm 1050 g
240 cm 195 mm 470 mm 28,6 mm 1070 g

TIPS FOR SELECTING RIGHT SIZE KAYAK PADDLE:

The suitable length for touring is 215 to 225 cm for men and 210 to 220 cm for women. The length of the paddle depends on the beam of your kayak and your own height.