McConks travel adjustable 3 piece all-round carbon paddle

(5 customer reviews)


One shaft, many blades

Our innovative ‘switchblade’ paddle system lets you build up a range of blades for different conditions, without filling up your garage with multiple paddles.  You can even mix and match – Fibre glass shaft with carbon surf blade anyone?  Or how about stiffening up your whitewater nylon paddle with a stiffer carbon blade?

Switchblade can even be used just blade and handle, to shorten the length of the paddle – for comfortable canoe style paddling, or to make it the right height for kids. You can even use it with two blades for kayak style paddling.



Choose your blade

With an ever-expanding range of blades, shaft thicknesses and handles to choose from, this is the ultimate pick and mix!

For full specification of our paddles and blade head here

85sq inch teardrop

A small/medium teardrop blade. A good all round paddle shape for smaller paddlers or riders wanting a surf blade.

Available in 100% carbon, or carbon with bamboo veneer.

Low aspect, subtle linear dihedral, 10 degree, rigid equivalent weight* 510gm.

93sq inch teardrop

A medium teardrop blade. A good all round paddle shape for larger paddlers or riders wanting a medium/slow cadence blade for touring.

Available in 100% carbon, or carbon with bamboo veneer.

Medium aspect, subtle linear dihedral, 10 degree, rigid equivalent weight* 540gm.

98sq inch teardrop

A large paddle packing a lot of punch for larger paddlers. Only available in bamboo finish.

All of our blades are also available as one piece fixed paddles or two piece adjustable paddles

Comes with 100% prepreg 3k carbon shaft, and in a protective paddle bag.


  • Precision engineered carbon blade
  • Adjustable 170 – 220cm
  • Perma-grip anti-twist clasp system = easy length adjustment + perfect blade/handle alignment
  • Ergo Plus Handle = designed for comfort, grip, power transfer and low profile
  • ~650g
  • Switchblade system – fully interchangeble paddles with the whole McConks paddle blade range, and shaft range.

Why a three-piece SUP Paddle?

A three-piece paddle breaks down small enough to fit into your SUP bag. But what you gain in portability, you also gain in weight. Our three piece paddles are up to 200g heavier than one piece paddles. They’re also slightly lower performance, with a less regular flex due to more tube overlapping at intersections (1)



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5 reviews for McConks travel adjustable 3 piece all-round carbon paddle

  1. Rick Hill (verified owner)

    Nice and light, good price, works beautifully in the surf.

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent paddle at a very good price!

  3. Rachel (verified owner)

    Brilliant fast efficient delivery

  4. Stuart (verified owner)

    Really pleased with my new paddle and had excellent service from Andy, he even allowed me to pick it up from his house, as I wanted it for a next day paddle. The power transfer is very smooth, paddle well made and light, superb service and along with a great product!

  5. Conrad

    I bought this paddle to replace my old McConks vario carbon paddle. The reason I went for this one was the innovative switchblade concept where you could either swap the blade for one of a different size or, if so inclined, put a blade at either end and use it kayak style. My vario had the bigger teardrop 98 blade and I wanted to try the sleeker 85 which is more surf orientated, but wanted to be able to swap back if i didn’t get in with. First thing that struck me was the clamps, the vario had the old push pin locking system which after using it in the fine sand in Goa, without washing it between surfs, got stuck a few times. No such trouble with the clamp system. Weight wise it felt a little lighter than the vario but that might just have been because of the smaller blade. Next I tested it in the surf. I was a bit apprehensive as the waves were 4-6ft and I was wary of the smaller blade not being able to propel me through the white water. I shouldn’t have worried as I felt no difference in power punching through the waves. As for surfing, the smaller blade made catching waves easier as well, as the lesser surface area meant more strokes and faster acceleration. The blade was easy to manoeuvre on the wave face but still had enough area to use as a support stroke when needed. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable paddle to surf with. If I were to be hyper critical I would say the only downside was that water does get in the shaft more than my old paddle, but even them I only really noticed it when I was walking up the beach after a 3 hour session and it felt slightly unbalanced. Also like to add that customer service I received at McConks was immense. Highly recommended.

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