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Jantex Gamma RIO


The most demanded down river and surfski blade has just got better. Save all the good design of Gamma, with small changes to become more aggressive and stable on the catch.

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One of Jantex’s most successful shapes (Jantex Gamma) has been fine tuned to create the Gamma Rio blade. Developed in co-operation with Max Hoff extra sizes were added to create the Gamma Rio range with the addition of some minor changes to the larger blade sizes. This ensures a paddler can choose the best size blade to suit their use.

This blade provides an aggressive catch, improved stability and excellent exit.

The new Rio line has 9 kayak blade sizes giving more options and finer gaps between sizes.

For a range of paddlers from kids to strongest male paddlers.

  • Suitable for men, strong junior or very strong female paddlers
  • Suitable for surfski, wildwater, flatwater sprint, flatwater marathon and multisport
  • Split and rinse paddle after each use

Blade Construction

Blades held in stock in Australia are Ultra Light

Stiff Blades are only ordered on request.
Jantex Ultra Light Blade

Ultra light

The most asked for stiffness for Flat Water, Marathon and Down river. Give fantastic weight and ideal stiffness for Professional race use. Used by all top paddlers.


Jantex Stiff Blade


ONLY for heaviest and strongest Men. Give possibility to use also by loading in any directions. For paddlers who prefer stiff paddles. Blade JANTEX LOGO in YELLOW COLOUR.


Jantex Blades

Blade Tip

Blades held in stock in Australia are Carbon tip. Metal & FG tips are only ordered on request.



Blade Sizes

The following chart is based on European recommendations. European paddlers are often bigger in stature and more sprint oriented.

In Australia we recommend the following variances:

  • Small to Medium blades for Ocean paddling
  • Flexi-Soft or Soft Shafts for paddlers doing long distances- Ocean and marathon paddling
  • Soft to Stiff Shafts for sprint paddlers – Soft for sprint training and stiff for sprint racing

Jantex Gamma Rio Blade Sizes

Jantex Paddles

Kayak Shafts Adjustable Clamp

  • Very good for travelling paddlers
  • Designed for frequent splitting (daily)
  • Lock and unlock is possible on the water without any tools, with lever
  • Adjustment availibility 5 cm or on special order 10 cm, line marks every 5 mm
  • Angle adjustment LEFT/RIGHT hand control, line marks every 5 °




Shaft Stiffness

All kayak shafts are available in the following stiffness:

JANTEX EXTRA STIFF SHAFT EXTRA STIFF SHAFT – Specially made for 200m distance, only for strongest and heaviest MEN paddlers. 100% carbon construction. Shaft stiffness marked with RED COLOURED STICKER


JANTEX STIFF SHAFTSTIFF SHAFT – Most asked shaft for FLAT WATER and MARATHON. 100% carbon construction. Shaft stiffness marked with YELLOW COLOURED STICKER


JANTEX SOFT SHAFTSOFT SHAFT – Most asked shaft for SURF SKI and DOWN RIVER. 85% carbon / 15% Kevlar construction. Shaft stiffness marked with WHITE COLOURED STICKER.


JANTEX FLEXI SOFT SHAFTFLEXI SOFT SHAFT – For paddlers doing a lot of kilometers this shaft reduces the incidence of injury that stiffer shafts can cause over long distances. Recommended for female SURF SKI and DOWN RIVER paddlers and especially KIDS. 70% carbon / 30% Kevlar construction. Shaft stiffness marked with GREEN COLOURED STICKER.

Additional information

Paddle Size

Gamma Rio Small Minus, Gamma Rio Small Plus, Gamma Rio Medium Minus, Gamma Rio Medium Plus

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