GEARLAB is proud to introduce their first norsaq, the Pikatti. The Aleut and Inuit people used norsaqs as a leverage tool to add power when throwing harpoons. The dwarf paddle sat on top of their kayak and also helped them roll when their Greenland paddle was dropped. Norsaqs - also known as rolling sticks, rolling pins, throwing sticks, atlatl, and woomera - are now rarely used as originally intended with harpoons, but they remain a tool used in many styles of Greenland rolls.
Pikatti means “companion” in the Inuit language and, indeed, this norsaq serves as a paddler’s partner for challenging rolls. The Pikatti retains the traditional Inuit shape, but utilizes GEARLAB’s modern composite carbon fiber to produce a strong, light, and buoyant norsaq. With its catchy GEARLAB logo, the Pikatti is certain to be a fun norsaq for rolling.
Pikatti Specs and Features
- Material Description: 100% Carbon fiber
- Greenland style rolling sticks
- Designed and built for Greenland rolls
- 100% continuous carbon fiber construction
- Blade Dimensions (L x W): 44.8 x Width at top 8.3cm/ Width at bottom(grip area) 4.9cm