Ke Nalu Downwinder Maliko SUP paddle
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Ke Nalu Downwinder Maliko Paddle

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The Downwinder SUP paddle from Ke Nalu is a combination of an Elite Blade and an xTuf Uni carbon shaft (63″) or a Quick Clamp Adjustable shaft with overall paddle length at 57″-87″. It's MAGIC. Not only is it super easy on your shoulders, but the flex launches you into swells, and the flex is all in the right places. The xTuf and Quick Clamp Adjustable uni-directional carbon shaft are just right for this, and they damp out the catch more, which spreads the power out longer.

Maliko Blade is 8.5″ x 16″ and 95 sq. inches, total paddle weighs 495 grams. This is a very powerful paddle, but the wobble-free design means it´s easy on your arms and shoulders. The only paddle on the market that is lighter is the Ke Nalu Wiki. Most racers and surfers will find the Maliko to be ideal. It hits the sweet spot for combining power and rapid recovery to give the greatest efficiency.

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To configure your paddle, you will need to choose a shaft and a handle. For shafts we also offer the Ke Nalu Quick Clamp uni-directional carbon adjustable ($30 extra). For handles we also offer the Ke Nalu very versatile Extended Ergo T handle ($50 extra) and the Long Extended Ergo T with Adjustable Bracket ($58 extra) as selectable options. These fit Ke Nalu paddle shafts only.

The Elite Blade is pre-preg woven carbon fiber over a high density PVC foam core providing an extremely strong strength to weight ratio. Unique lightweight ferrule and industrial grade hot melt glue connection to shaft. Blade shape has been optimized for power and performance through all phases of the stroke and features a dihedral face and slight curve to the tip for increased catch. Choose from one of three sizes – Wiki, Maliko, or Molokai.

The xTuf shaft is a great shaft for coupling with our larger blades since it reduces the catch shock and stores energy for launching you into waves and swells. Tests at approximately 60 KFI (Ke Nalu Flex Index).

The xTuf(S) shaft is perfect for any racer with shoulder or joint problems. Ideal for downwinders or surfers who like some flex but require greater paddle control. Tests at approximately 70 KFI.

The Quick Clamp Adjustable shaft giving paddle lengths from 57″ – 87″ is ideal for shared, friends or family use. It can also be used as a temporary travel paddle with the longest section being only 3′.

All feature pre-preg uni-directional carbon fiber construction with a textured ‘sharkskin’ finish. The uni-directional carbon fiber is wound in an alternating bias so that the shaft offers resistance to bending and torque, but the flex is greater than our Elite shafts.

The xTuf shafts provide a stacking effect, becoming progressively stiffer as the load increases and give a little twang prior to exiting the water. Great for propelling you into waves or runners on a downwinder. Our shafts have a slightly smaller diameter than is typical and are tapered to provide a controlled flex between the upper and lower hands.

Paddle arrives requiring assembly. Please view these tutorials for info or contact us with questions.

Ships from Oregon to USA only. Paddle graphics subject to change.

Additional information

Shipping Weight 5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions 82 × 10 × 4 in

xTuf, xTuf Stiffer, Quick Clamp UD Adjustable


Classic T, Ergo, Ergo T, Extended Ergo T, Extended Ergo T & Adjustable Bracket

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