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DAM Good Gear, Inc. and Sea Kayaking Skills and Adventures, Ltd. are affiliated companies whose mission is dedicated to training and educating paddlers from beginners to world class competitors, and providing quality "Good Stuff for Kayaks".

Dam Good Gear Inc., "Good Stuff for Kayaks" is a small specialty company serving all disciplines of the kayaking community. We cater to those who are looking for those rare but essential products that are hard to find.

 



Distributor of DB Design Custom Paddles

The DB Design paddle range distributed by Dam Good Gear, Inc. is broad and far-reaching, covering all disciplines of kayaking from rugged, basic rental use, to Olympic and marathon carbon/carbon wings. To understand the huge choice available it is easiest to relate to the blade material first, then look at the variety of shafts available for each blade material. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions or to discuss your needs.

If you wish you can fill out our handy Paddle Request Form and we will provide you a detailed quote for a custom fitted paddle and put you in contact with a DB Design retailer in your area.

Your considerations for a paddle are:

  • Intended use
  • Budget
  • Blade material
  • Blade shape
      
  • Shaft material
  • Shaft type (1 or 2 piece)
  • Length
  • Feather

      
  • Control hand
  • Drip rings
  • Grip type
  • Extra grip

 
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Blade Materials

MaterialColor Description
Powaflex Plain and multicolored Severe Dihedral Polyultimate plastic. Strong vertical rib on back.
Nylon 6
(N6)
White and occaisonally others Fiberglass reinforced Nylon 6. No rib on the face of the blade. The back has a spine.
Poly. Pro Ribbed
(P.Pro)
White, red, yellow, blue Fiberglass reinforced polypropylene. The face of this rugged blade has a fine rib and the back has a rigid spine.
Nylon 12 Ribbed Thin
(N12R, Thin)
Black, white and occaisonally others Same ribbed blade face a rigid spine as the Poly Pro. Material is fiberglass reinforced Nylon 12. Its tougher, lighter, and thinner in cross-section. More expensive and a little more flexible than the Poly Pro.
Carbon Nylon 12 Ribbed Thin
(CN12T)
Black This is a state-of-the-art material for modern paddle blades. Carbon-fiber reinforced Nylon 12 gives a super-light, ultra-stiff, ultra-rugged blade which, when matched with your choice of shaft will give the finest service and pride of ownership and performance.
Carbon Nylon 12 Dihedral
(CN12DIA)
Black Carbon-fiber reinforced Nylon 12 blade. No rib on the face and a "softer" spine on the back. Thicker in cross-section and although a little heavier when first picked up, the balance of the blade in-use is superb, and the ruggedness second to none. Given serious and extreme use, this blade will not let you down. White-water and general purpose use.
Carbon Composite Black Carbon-fiber woven blade. No rib on the face and a spine on the back. Extremely thin in cross-section and very light weight. Blade material equivalent to our wing blades, but for touring use.
Wings Black Carbon-fiber epoxy wings in three sizes. The most popular we have for simplicity is designated "medium". We also have small and large on occaision. Please call for availability.
 
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Blade Shapes

The paddle shapes below can be manufactured in any of the materials described above except carbon composite. Note that the powaflex material available only in two shapes: the symetrical shape shown below and a similar asymetrical version (not shown).
Powaflex Blade
Powaflex
Entry Level, Sit-on-top

 
 
Small NACA Blade
NACA-Small
White-water, Rodeo

 
 
Large NACA Blade
NACA Large
White-water, Rodeo

 
 
Kinetic Blade
Kinetic
White-water, Surf
 
 
Teardrop Blade
Teardrop
White-water, Surf, Squirt
 
 
CS Blade
CS
White-water, Surf, Slalom
 
 
Petal Blade
Petal
Touring, Cruising,
Sea kayaking, Sit-on-top
 
 
Roamer Blade
Roamer
Touring, Cruising,
Sea kayaking
 
 
RTF Blade
RTF
Race, Training, Fitness,
Crusing, Sea kayaking, sit-on-top
 
 

 
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DB Design Carbon Composite Touring Blades

Carbon composite is lightweight, strong and has a superb look. It makes a beautiful touring paddle. Blades are available in four shapes shown below to suit all types of paddlers, their requirements and various touring conditions.
Petal Blade Petal: The Carbon weave Petal is the smallest area touring blade we offer. The smaller, less brawny paddler will appreciate the petal as being smooth and efficient without straining. It is all a perfect choice for all abilities on long/extended trips.

Applications: Touring, Cruising, Sea kayaking, Sit-on-top. L=20", W=5-7/8"
Carbon-Weave Roamer Blade Roamer: The Roamer is one of ourmost popular choices for those who prefer longer tours paddling for an hour or more. Slightly smaller in area and less stressful on the shoulder than the RTF.

Applications: Touring, Cruising, Sea kayaking. L=20", W=6-3/8"
 
CW-GCT Blade GCT: The Carbon weave GCT is similar to the Roamer except for a slightly more rounded edge for a slightly smoother entry. This also an excellent blade for longer tours.

Applications: Touring, Cruising, Sea kayaking. L=20", W=6-3/8"
Carbon-Weave RTF Blade RTF: The carbon-weave RTF is our largest area blade for those big strong folk. This blade delivers a good workout.

Applications: Race, Training, Fitness, Crusing, Sea kayaking, Sit-on-top. L=20", W=7-1/2"
 
 
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DB Design Carbon Composite Wing Paddles

We now have three sizes of carbon fiber wing paddles. For simplicity we call them: small, medium and large. These high quality, efficient function beautifully in action. They are of proven shape and are used by novices, throught intermediates up to international class paddlers. Most of our wing paddles are sold on NKCT shafts in combination with the YAK-LOK joint system which gives variable feather and seven centimeters of length adjustment. The majority of users choose the "medium" with larger, stronger paddlers opting for "large". Ladies, juniors and smaller people appreciate the "small" size blade. We can fabricate lengths from 204-211 up to 218-225 centimeters. Without doubt the majority of paddlers choose the 213-220 length. All our Wings have 'indexes' on the control hand side of the shaft and 'heat-shrink' grips on both left and right hand side.
Small
Small "Wing"
Long distance cruising & Racing.
L=17-3/4", W=5-7/8"
 
 
Medium
Medium "Wing"
Long distance cruising & Racing.
L=19", W=6-3/8"
 
 
Large
Larg "Wing"
Long distance cruising & Racing.
L=20", W=7"
 
 

 
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Shafts

MaterialPieces Description
Fiberglass 1, 2,
variable
Our basic super quality consistent-standard shaft. Perfect for all types of cruising. An excellent in function and economy shaft for use through all disciplines where price becomes a dominant factor.
Fiberglass
Junior (Thin)
1 or 2 As Fiberglass - slightly smaller in diameter than adult shafts. Also available in NKCT Carbon.
Carbon NKCT 1, 2,
variable
Our favorite (cruising) light, medium stiffness economical carbon shaft matching perfectly with cruising shape blades (also available in Junior (thin) in NKCT - piece only).
HPS 1, 2, variable Top of the line Kevlar carbon. The toughest. The best. For the discriminating paddler who simply demands the finest paddle available.
Carbon E 1 Very tough, yet economical carbon/fiberglass shaft particularly suited to surf and white-water use.
Carbon G2F 1 Carbon light, stiff and rugged. Super high quality performance product.
Yak-lok 2
variable
Variable feather (left or right, 0 to 90 degrees) and variable length (up to 6 centimeter adjustment) 2 3/8 inch Fiberglass R shaft. Most popular with cruisers and sea-kayakers, it is fast becoming popular with sprinters and marathon racers in Europe. The ability to adjust to suit the conditions having the obvious merits.
 
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Shafts and Connectors

Fiberglass Shaft
F/G Shaft
Material: Fiberglass
 
 
Carbon NKCT Shaft
NKCT Shaft
Material: Carbon weave
 
 
Carbon-Kevlar HPS Shaft
HPS-Shaft
Material: Carbon-Kevlar
 
 
Blade-ring and Drip-ring
Accessories
Blade-ring & Drip-ring
 
 
Standard Grip
Standard Grip
Stnd. indicator - smooth cover
 
 
High Grip
High Grip
Large indicator - friction cover
 
 
One Piece Shafts
One Piece Shafts
F/G, NKCT, HPS
 
 
2-Piece Shaft
2-Piece Shaft
Button Connector
 
 
Variable Shaft
Variable Shaft
Yak-Lok Connection
 
 
 
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YAK-LOK Variable Feather, Variable Length Paddle/Shaft System

Finally a positive "every-time' paddle shaft locking system for variable length/feather paddles. Used by ICF International Championship team members. The YAK-LOK system had been through an exhaustive live development program in heavy and abusive use under freshwater and saltwater conditions.
Yak-Lok Nut

YAK-LOK Nut
 
 
Yak-Lok Spigot

YAK-LOK Spigot
 
 
Yak-Lok Extended

YAK-LOK Extended
 
 
YAK-LOK Closed

YAK-LOK Closed
 
 

YAK-LOK Components

All components are anodized aluminum. The main body is permanently glued to one side of the split shaft at the center. It has a series of dirt-releasing threads which recieve the nut. The main body also has two stainless steel pins on which the collett locates. The collet fits onto the main body locating on the two pins and surrounded by the nut. The spigot is permanently glued onto the opposite side of the split shaft. The spigot slides into the collett and can be rotated and positioned in the collett to set extension distance and feather. The nut is then tightened down compressing the collett into the main body and onto the spigot to secure the settings.

When setting up your new paddle:

  • Put the collett into the main body aligning the slot onto the stainless steel pins.
  • Screw the nut onto the main body - do not tighten.
  • Slide the shaft with the spigot into the collet shaft.
  • Adjust for length and feather.
  • Tighten the nut. Do not overtighten - the system is very efficient!!
  • When taking the paddle apart, loosen nut 1-2 times - no more!
  • Leave the nut on the main body when disassembled.
  • When finished using, rinse with fresh water.

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    Paddle Bargain Shop
    Watch this space to see what we are selling out of our demonstration stock. This is the place to find a great bargain.

    Blade Material Blade Shape Shaft Material Shaft Length Feather Retail Price Bargain Price
    Powaflex Gray Sym 1 pc 230 70 $90.00 $72.00
    Powaflex Teal Sym 2 pc 225 70 $90.00 $72.00
    Powaflex Purple Sym 1 pc 220 70 $90.00 $72.00
    N6 White Asym F/G 1pc 224 70 $118.00 $95.00
    Polypro White ECT F/G 1 pc 222 70 $135.00 $108.00
    Polypro White GCT F/G 1 pc 220 75 $135.00 $108.00
    Polypro Yellow RTF F/G 2 pc 220 70 $161.00 $129.00
    Polypro Red Petal F/G 1pc 222 70 $135.00 $108.00
    N12 Black Roamer NKCT 1pc 225 65 $199.00 $135.00
    N12 Black Roamer NKCT 1pc 220 70 $199.00 $135.00
    N12 Black Petal NKCT 1pc 222 70 $199.00 $135.00
    N12 White RTF E-Carb 1pc 198 45 $199.00 $135.00
    Carbon N12 Black Petal NKCT Thin 1pc 220 70 $172.00 $215.00
    Carbon N12 Black RTF NKCT 2pc 220 70 $288.00 $230.00
    Carbon Composite Roamer NKCT 2pc 220 70 $295.00 $236.00

     

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    For all sales contact Danny Broadhurst of Dam Good Gear at (631) 445-5281 (10am till 3pm) or (631) 281-6650 (evenings) or e-mail DBDANDDGG@aol.com.

     
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