Our "Ergotech" cranks are very easy to use, and come in two different types.
The axis of a neutral crank remains the same from end to end, keeping the blades in line with your hands, just like a straight shaft. These shafts can be used for most paddling disciplines, but generally they are best suited for whitewater.
The axis of a rear torque crank places the blades in front of the hand. In affect, the cranked sections, where you grip are position behind the blades, therefore are referred to as a rear torque cranks. These shafts are recommended just for Sea Kayaking and Racing purposes. The modification of these cranks is designed to provide slightly extra reach, but mainly to centre the blade into the direction the paddler is drawing it. For instance, whichever direction you pull the blades, like castor wheels, the paddle blades will adjust to the stroke direction.
Both these shafts have longer crank grips, (14+cm). This makes them more comfortable to paddlers with larger hand, and less restrictive to whitewater paddlers. The longer crank sections are also essential for Sea and Touring paddlers. Each can have the Lever Lock, or Varilock connector fitted. All in all they are a very versatile crank.