Brača Dragon paddle complies with the IDBF Paddle Specification 202a and is licensed or approved for competition use under the IDBF Governing Bodies Standard Racing Paddle Approval Scheme.
Brača Dragon paddles are authorized for use in championship events, and all formal Sport Racing competitions, that is, those races held under the Competition Regulations and Racing Rules of the IDBF and its Members, and for any kind of informal competition, training or general dragon boating.
BRAČA-SPORT® mission and philosophy is to design, develop and produce the best performing paddle for every paddler. We believe that each paddler has different needs and therefore each paddle should be uniquely designed. Different designs work better for different paddlers and environments. Our goal is to continue research, development and creation of a diverse range of products that satisfy the vast variety of paddlers. We are the only manufacturer to engineer paddles in every paddling category: Canoe Polo, Dragon Boat, Flatwater, Freestyle, Marathon, Ocean Racing, Outrigger, Slalom, Touring, Waveski and Wildwater. With a total of 130 different canoe and kayak paddles with over 400,000 configurations we have the right paddle for everyone.
Our paddles have been designed using the latest technology available, inspired by the comments and in collaboration with some of the world’s most successful paddlers and coaches. We invented the revolutionary ‘tear-drop’ blade concept that redefined paddle performance and is now being copied by other manufacturers. This has become the ‘de facto’ blade in the paddling community and the world’s only mechanical energy paddle concept.
We are the only manufacturer to engineer and produce carbon fabrics and paddles. This provides the ability to produce a very specific and fine grain unidirectional high modulus carbon (HMC) fabric layers in contrast to what is available in the market. The diverse range of specific and fine grain materials is the key improvement enabler of the paddle’s performance characteristics.
Together with proprietary multi-layer and multi-characteristic lay-up methods of a proprietary blend of composite fibers and a reinforced proprietary UV epoxy resin provides the ultimate mechanical and kinetic capabilities. This enables desired catch, slip, pull-through, flutter and acceleration of the paddle and guarantees these characteristics for every paddle produced, yielding the world acclaimed mechanical energy “BRAČA-SPORT®” paddle.
BRAČA-SPORT® was first to develop and produce paddles specifically designed for children and youth. Our proprietary material characteristics and mechanics of the paddle are specifically designed to fit children’s physiology. It enables to absorb the impact from each paddle stroke, therefore reducing shock on the shoulders, elbows and wrists and ultimately decreasing common kayak injuries. The above technology methods are also used to design and develop paddles for recreational and senior paddlers.