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Lanai Carbon

Lanai Carbon Description

Performance at an affordable price. The Lanai is a low angle touring paddle that provides smooth, powerful and efficient strokes by incorporating an advanced dihedral blade design. Carbon fiber shaft, fiberglass polymer blades and the new Kingpin Connection equals an exceptional, affordable performance paddle.

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Lanai Carbon Specs and Features

  • Material Description: Carbon fiber shaft with fiberglass polymer blades

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5

So before I begin let me…

Submitted by: Craig_S on 6/29/2020
So before I begin let me qualify this... This is the first time in well ever that I have used a low angle paddle. The Accent Lanai, the low angle version of the accent Kuauai. My impression, damn this thing is light... lighter than the Kuauai. It features the same king pin connection that the Kuauai has and the same ability to feather it for 0 degrees to 60 degrees in 15 degree increments. I found that my nominal 60 degree feather was wrong for me when switching to low angle. 15 degree was more like it. though to be fair I could have probably done 0 had my low angle stroke been better. I kept trying to use it just like muscle memory tells me to high angle. If I concentrated I could keep thing going as expected but this was a fault of me rather than the paddle. With it, I averaged 4.788 mph in my Tsunami, and I feel I could have done better but familiarity and conditions were against me that day. The biggest takeaway though for this paddle for me is, how light it was, and the feeling that I could paddle with this paddle all day. Even with my terrible mechanics. Again another paddle in the $150 range, that seems to bat well above its price class making it again one of the most affordable carbon fiber shaft paddles out there. The shaft is Carbon fiber, and the Blades are a glass filled sort of plastic. Which if I'm honest I prefer over the full carbon fiber Shaft/blades or a Carbon fiber Shaft and Fiberglass blades. Mostly because I'm terrible on the blades themselves. Use the paddle to push of things, so forth and so on. So if the blade material is brittle like fiberglass or Carbon fiber I tend to knock chips out of it in no time Granted this adds a bit more weight but if your hard on equipment like I am this may be for you. Again another product I was impressed with. The only Issue I had was when I ordered it from Amazon they shipped it with only one drip ring. I contacted their customer support and well they sent out another one (drip ring.) no charge. So great paddle, and stellar customer service. Either way I recommend.
5

I had been using an old…

Submitted by: tbh7169 on 8/10/2016

I had been using an old AuqaBound paddle that came with my first boat. It worked fine. Who needs one of those fancy carbon fiber paddles? Or so I thought. My new boat came with the Accent Lanai paddle. What a difference! I'm thankful that I did not have to pay full retail. That was a blessing. What a difference it makes when you are out of a couple of hours. Not having the extra weight is very helpful.

The paddle is easy to adjust / offset in either direction. It has a many degrees of offset, so you can find just the right setting for you. My old paddle was one and done.

And the thing floats! Nice.

4

This is a very good paddle…

Submitted by: paddler235776 on 6/28/2015
This is a very good paddle overall, and an excellent value. I have the 4-piece version. It's primarily intended for low-angle paddling, but versatile enough for occasional high-angle usage. It's very light for the price point. As far as I can tell, the shaft flex is minimal to none.

The only minor gripe I have is that blades aren't very stiff, but I suppose that's to expected. It's important to note they aren't full-carbon, but carbon-reinforced nylon (meaning mostly nylon). Ultimately, this is only a minor gripe.

Overall, the Lenai is comparable to $200+ paddles by other makers composed of the same materials.

5

I recently purchased a kayak…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 8/3/2013
I recently purchased a kayak and cheap basic paddles after a few trips out I quickly decided that an upgrade was needed. After a trip to MEC and a lengthy conversation with one of their knowledgeable employees I purchased this paddle. I absolutely love it! It is light weight and designed for low angled paddling. The outcome of buying this paddle is that I can paddle twice as long as with the old paddle and not get as tired.

I would recommend this paddle to anyone that wants to spend longer on the water. The only issue that I have encountered with this paddle is that the first couple of times I tried to take it apart it was very hard for me to do, but after the third or fourth time it does come apart much easier.

5

I have a special order (MEC)…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/26/2013
I have a special order (MEC) 4 part version of this paddle to go with the Innova Swing II. It is very light (28oz) and easy to go long distances without your arms getting too tired. It is a low angle paddle and is very smooth on the water. At first the pieces were stiff to put together and take apart, but after a few uses (and a gentle sandpaper), they are very easy to assemble. Love them. As a carrying bag, I use a small tent pole bag from MEC.