Our Vertex paddle has undergone a complete redesign in 2021 ("Tour"). It retains the large blade surface and optimized shape, but has become significantly lighter and more attractive in the price-performance ratio. Furthermore, it can now be adjusted in both length and angle with a clamp lock.
The four-part paddle has a polished glass fibre shaft, which compared to coiled fibreglass improves hand contact and so helps avoid blisters. The robust nylon blades have a slight dihedral design to encourage a good catch and the fine edges enhance smooth paddling. Both blades and shaft are fibreglass reinforced so are fracture-proof. Drip rings are also included.
The Anfibio Vertex Tour is made for touring in rivers and lakes. The blades are smaller than our Anfibio Smash so provide a softer stroke. If you have more powerful paddling needs we recommend going for the Celtic Power N12 or the mentioned Anfibio Smash. Compared to the Anfibio Wave, the Vertex features a more blade area in use nevertheless, which more force, but also more tiring.
It’s good all-round, very light paddle offering good value.
A paddle leash
(add on) is only recommended for open water and currents without any class of white water, as well as for securing the paddle when landing and pausing.