ZSS Genesis Series (Kayak/Ski)

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The Genesis blade is at home in all conditions. The blade exhibits a great catch and just will not slip. The design allows for power production to be optimised and if you are stable in the boat you will get a great return. This blade shape is quickly becoming the most demanded in the world. If you truly want a blade that allows you to feel the water like no other and allow you to optimise your performance then this blade is for you.

The ZSS carbon fibre paddles represent the highest quality in construction and finish.

The quality of construction and finish of these carbon paddles is second to none. These are truly a $600+ paddle with a $200 saving…you get a sale price every day of the year. CNC machined high-density foam core is sandwiched by aero-grade quality carbon fibre cloth with an epoxy matrix. Machined aluminium heated molds provide the ability to produce a superb gloss finish. Reinforcing is provided in critical areas to ensure these blades will stand up to the rigors of surf racing. These blade are constructed to meet the demands of flat water and surf paddlers world wide. The construction of these blades is made to the specifications of Zenith Sport Sciences and is designed for paddlers by a paddler. This is not an off-the shelf product. The Genesis blades are available in a four blade sizes, with a medium or stiff round shaft and custom length and angle.

Which blade size for me?

We recommend you email or call us so that we can make the best recommendation for your needs. Below is a brief guide to help point you in the right direction.

Genesis Blade Small Small/Medium Medium Medium/Large
Area (sq.cm) 660 700 750 780
Dimensions (cm) 15.0 x 47.5 15.6 x 48 16.2 x 49 16.5 x 50
Weight (g) 680 +/- 20 700 +/- 20 730 +/- 20 750 +/- 20

**New size 2015 – Small – young male and female paddlers, less smaller built males and females
Small/medium  – smaller and recreational male paddlers, strong females
Medium  – very strong females, medium to strong males
Medium/large – very strong males

Round Shaft Options

Adjustable or Fixed Length – Round Shaft
100% clear carbon (28.2mm OD; compatible with plastic adjustor mechanism – tape finish) – very stiff – recommended for strong, well trained athletes without upper body injury concerns
50% clear carbon (28.2mm OD; compatible with plastic adjustor mechanism OR 28.7mm OD; compatible with aluminium adjustor mechanism – tape finish) – medium stiff – recommended for most paddlers
50% carbon coloured (28.2mm OD; compatible with plastic adjustor mechanism – smooth finish) – medium stiff – recommended for most paddlers (*note – adjustable paddles with coloured shaft only available with plastic adjustor)

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