Radical design. Radical result. The Hydro Flow X paddle is unlike any other.
The neck of the blade features our innovative Advanced Flow Technology (AFT) design, which significantly increases paddle efficiency by reducing turbulence and unwanted blade movements.
The blade face features our Deep Power Scoop (DPS) with dihedral edges, delivering controlled power that works in harmony with our Advanced Flow Technology.
The combination produces a fluid paddle stroke which saves energy and increases forward thrust. The outcome? You paddle longer, faster and more often with the Hydro Flow X.
Paddlers can expect a 3-5% improvement in speed and lap times when compared to the original Hydro, our fastest race paddle. Three seconds per kilometer in a 10K race shaves 30 seconds off an overall time. Not to mention, reduced fatigue allows late race bursts and more training sessions.
“We designed the Hydro Flow X to work in a three-dimensional way as it moves through the water. This is a huge change in thinking and design. It will dramatically alter the way people think about and interact with their paddle.” — Chris Freeman, co-founder Black Project SUP
STRENGTH TO WEIGHT
The Hydro Flow X’s redesigned blade offers massive structural strength, which allows us to optimize the use of carbon in certain areas, while still achieving an overall strength enhancement. Despite an increase in overall blade volume, the Hydro FlowX is our lightest and strongest paddle ever.
To reduce overall weight, we reworked our laminate layups with a mix of carbon and Kevlar pre-preg laminates. We also introduced 30-ton carbon – a strong but lightweight carbon that’s 25% lighter than our previous material.
Big Winds' Review: Black Project Hydro Flow X Paddle
Bruce McPadden has been paddling the Hydro Flow X day and night all winter long — logging 200+ miles! Hear his takeaways on how this innovative paddle delivers.
“There is no comparison, the Hydro FlowX is the smoothest paddle ever.” — T.J. Gulizia, Big Winds Co-owner
- Advanced Flow Technology (AFT)
- Deep Power Scoop (DPS)
- Newly enhanced TexCarbon construction
- 4% lighter
- Hot Glue construction
- Available in XL, L, M, M-Slim, S, S-Slim and XS-Slim.