ZRE CARBON PADDLE. THE OFFICIAL PADDLE FOR THE LA RUTA MAYA BELIZE RIVER CANOE RACE.
La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge is a grueling multi-day canoe race traveling a perilous river route across the country of Belize. The route runs West to East along the Macal and Belize Rivers, once the only link between beautiful San Ignacio, in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, and the bustling port of Belize City. This is a race for everyone (not just professional racers)!
There are 8 divisions for the race:
- Pleasure craft
- Family Adventure Race
The race occurs each year in March, coinciding with Baron Bliss Day. This year (2013), the canoes will leave San Ignacio on March 8 and arrive in Belize City on March 11. The teams, which race for station prizes along the way, battle for the major cash prizes awarded at the end of the race.
If you are interested in obtaining more information about the race, or would like to field a team in this year’s race, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or send a fax to 1-415-689-2532 (Belize).
Why ZRE Paddles?
Faster, Lighter, Stronger, Better – Since 1973
Since 1973 Zaveral Racing Equipment has been producing high-quality paddles for canoeing, outrigger, whitewater, dragon boat and stand-up paddling.
Our carbon fiber paddles are strong and super-light so you can go faster, with less fatigue and enjoy your paddling sport even more.
Paddles For Every Sport
- Stand Up - Our SUP paddles are popular among top pros
- Dragonboat - Lightweight, race-winning paddles for dragonboat enthusiasts
- Outrigger - Wider blade for ocean paddlers
- Whitewater - Designed by national slalom champion Harold Deal
- Flatwater - Serious flatwater canoe paddle for racing canoeists
- Recreational - Top quality canoe paddle for weekend warriors
Learn more about each of our paddle types:
Zaveral Paddles are constructed as follows:
GRIP - 100% Carbon Fiber/Epoxy – these hollow grips fit comfortably
in your palm with their ergonomic dimple pattern and finger recess.
SHAFT - Every ZRE paddle shaft is hollow, crafted to custom
lengths at 1/32nd inch intervals. Smoother Shaft-To-Blade Transition
for cleaner entry/exit.
All our shafts are made of 100% Carbon Fiber Pre-Preg. and centerless wet sanded to a super-smooth, polished finish.
BLADE - All ZRE paddles have angled, super-durable, foam
core blades with computer balanced weighting.
Blades are foiled to minimize turbulence, providing the smoothest entry/exit in the industry.
Perfectly Symmetrical for smoother, more natural rhythm. Sharpened shoulders for a super-efficient, close to the keel line power-stroke.
Did you know? At 70 strokes per minute, using a light ZRE Paddle (4 ounces less than the average paddle), you’ll lift up to 1050 pounds less per hour!
Zaveral Racing Equipment has adapted two aerospace technologies to the Manufacture of it’s Lightweight Canoe Paddles.
Pre-Impregnated Carbon Fiber - the lightest and strongest paddle material available. 100% high-modulus, otherwise known as Graphite – this is the lightest and strongest material available and the very same Carbon Fiber they make Formula1 Grand Prix Race Car Bodies out of.
100% Carbon Fiber Cloth With Epoxy - slightly heavier than pre-preg, just as durable.
This is why we say they are, “Faster, Lighter, Stronger, Better”.
For years we have stood alone as the paddle of choice for some of the world’s most elite racers and enthusiasts, including canoe racers, sup paddlers, dragon boat and whitewater athletes.
Find a paddle that’s right for you!