Patent Number: 6,254,444

Title: Contoured paddle for water sports

Abstract: An improved paddle for use with shallow draft watercraft, including kayaks, canoes, rafts, and the like, having a paddle blade with surface topography for geometrically channeling water across the surface of the blade when in use so as to reduce user fatigue and increase efficiency. A second embodiment of said paddle incorporates a crooked loom to increase leverage applied to said paddle blade by altering the stroke force from 90 degrees to 45 degrees.

Inventors: Nordby; Willard E. (Novato, CA)


International Classification: B63H 16/00 (20060101); B63H 16/04 (20060101); B63H 016/04 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018