The Konihi was designed with racing in mind. It utilizes “winglets” taken from aviation technology to make the blade work more efficiently and help avoid problems like blade flutter/wobble. Just like an aircraft wing a paddle creates high and low pressures when moving through the water; and just like a wing when these pressures converge they create vortices which lead to inefficiency as well as other problems.
The winglets help divert these vortices out and away from the back of the blade giving you a more efficient stroke, Improved blade stability and increased drive. All of this combined leads to a better paddling experience, leaving you less fatigued. If you’re a serious racer or want the best performance available, this is the blade choice for you.
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