210–240
Length (cm)
25
Weight (oz)
$199
MSRP

Air Description

The Accent Air, at 24.5 oz, is the lightest injection molded paddle in the world. The Air is made with a high strength-to-weight ratio carbon shaft and a proprietary resin material in the blades. The advanced blade design incorporates the perfect amount of dihedral angle promoting balance and efficiency in the water.

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  • Material Description: Carbon shaft and a proprietary resin material in blade

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Paddle is light, ergonomic,…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/7/2021

Paddle is light, ergonomic, and is comfortable to use. Blade shape is good. The down edge of the blade has a slight bulge that collects water so the paddle is drippy--drippier than several cheaper paddles I've used previously. The kingpin connection is utterly worthless. The connection failed on the second trip. I spent an hour stuck on a mud flat in November hunting the missing half of the paddle. Now I'm aware of this serious shortcoming, I work around it, but I would never buy this product again with this connection. It simply doesn't hold the paddle together. If I didn't need the option to feather for wind, I'd epoxy it together permanently as a single-piece paddle. A simple 3-position button connection would be better. I've continued to use the paddle and have accepted that I must constantly be aware and adjust for the fact that it slips apart. I paddle weekly for short trips in fairly demanding inshore marine, intertidal = conditions and this paddle is a poor choice for this activity,

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I recently purchased the Air…

Submitted by: paddler779167 on 5/21/2020
I recently purchased the Air paddle and have used it on 4 outings. It is light and efficient and provides good feedback with a light grip on the paddle. One half of the paddle has started to fill with water. I believe the leak is at the joint between the paddle blade and shaft. The water does not however drain out. I have contacted the manufacturer but have not heard back yet (has been a week since I sent them an email). Due to Covid19 arranging a return/exchange from the store where I bought it has proven difficult. So... now my super fancy extra light paddle is feeling...lopsided, and therefore so am I.
5

For almost effortless…

Submitted by: ljleejohns on 4/17/2015
For almost effortless touring, the new Accent "Air" deserves consideration as a top choice for professional paddlers, new paddlers, young paddlers, old: for everyone who wants a light, sophisticated carbon fibre paddle that, at 24 ounces (680 grams), lays claim to being the lightest low-angle paddle in existence (although a rival company claims something similar but charges twice the price: $400 vs. $199 for the two-piece straight shaft). In addition to its other virtues, the new "Air" has a wonderful Kingpin feathering system that is durable and so easy to use that I have seen a nine-year-old work its fifteen-degree incremental settings and feathering angles in a demonstration of simplicity itself. The Kingpin system is so remarkable that it should encourage anyone to try feathering a paddle against the wind, even in the harshest conditions when quick and easy changes can be all-important.

The strong all-polymer blade (which I prefer, for strength, to foam core blades) has a complex double dihedral asymmetrical design, but its area is smaller than larger high-angle blades. The "Air" supports a quicker "beat" and thus feels very much like a Greenland paddle but with greater thrust. Against a 25-knot steady wind and whitecaps, I compared the new "Air" against my favourite high-angle 34-ounce carbon fibre paddle (964 grams) that I habitually use out at sea. After nearly an hour of battling the elements, I was grateful for the lightness and efficiency of the "Air," which saved me over a hundred pounds of effort.

As a touring paddle, the Accent "Air" sets a new standard for its almost unnoticeable swing weight, smooth action in the water, and instant feathering options, thanks to its Kingpin system. In addition to its other state-of-the-art features, its attractive list price justifies a "10" rating.