HOT TO CUT & FIX A SUP PADDLE

How To Cut and Fix a SUP Paddle Together

This is a how to guide for how to cut an SBS fixed length paddle fallow the guide step by step or watch the video to create your perfect paddle.

Supplies Needed:

* Hacksaw         * Masking Tape        * Sanding Block         * Medium Grit Sandpaper         Tape Measure        

  * Fine Tip Permanent Marker      * Dust Mask (Optional)       * 5 Minute Epoxy        * Stir Stick     * Mixing Tray

 

1) To measure paddle length, stand the paddle Upright next to you with the tip of the blade touching the ground.

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2) Using a fine tip permanent marker, mark a line on the shaft where you will make the cut.

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WARNING: Make sure to compensate for the additional length with the handle installed.

3) Wrap a strip of masking tape around the shaft where you put your mark to prevent splintering while cutting.

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4) Using the hacksaw, cut the shaft. Note: Paddle length is a personal preference. We recommend the total paddle length to be approximately 8” to 12” above head level, including the additional length with the handle installed.

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* A longer length shaft is recommended for racing and flat water cruising.

* A shorter length shaft is recommended for wave riding.

 

5). Using the sanding block, sand the end of the shaft flat and smooth out the edge. Remove the masking tape

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Handle & Blade Installation

1) Using the mixing tray and stir stick, mix the epoxy thoroughly. And insert heat shrinking loop over paddle shaft

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2) Coat the inside of the handle with the epoxy. Repeat this stage with the blade

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3) Insert the handle onto the shaft. Line up the flat side of the handle with the outward facing blade while the epoxy is still wet.

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4). Line up the flat side of the handle with the outward facing blade while the epoxy is still wet.

 5) Once the handle has dried, drip a bead of epoxy around handle connection to prevent leakage. Wipe off any excess resin

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6) Slide heat shrinking loop over blade and shaft connection and apply heat until tight

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After this, your paddle should be complete and ready to youse, have fun and see you in the water.

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