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Kenny Kaneko running with a Kialoa Hulu Double Bend at the 2014 Battle of the Paddle-California. Photo, OnIt Pro

Hulu Double Bend from Kialoa

Kialoa Paddles was founded in 1990 by Oahu native Dave Chun and his wife Meg as an extension of Dave’s passion for outrigger canoe...
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The Konihi from Ke Nalu

Light and responsive, the Konihi from Ke Nalu is a unique take on blade innovation with its signature “winglets”, the blade’s defining feature. Ke...
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The Quickblade V Drive

Selected by SUP Examiner as the 2014 Gear of the Year, the V Drive from Quickblade Paddles is one of the most innovative paddle...

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