Gearlab’s Pikatti is the first carbon fiber norsaq paddle.
The Aleut and Inuit people used norsaqs as a leverage tool to add power when throwing harpoons. The dwarf paddle sat on top of their kayak and helped them roll when their Greenland paddle was dropped. Norsaqs—also known as rolling sticks, rolling pins, throwing sticks, atlatl, and woomera—are now rarely used as originally intended with harpoons, but they remain a tool used in many styles of Greenland rolls.
Fun for Rolling. Pikatti means “companion” in the Inuit language and, indeed, this norsaq serves as a paddler’s partner for challenging rolls.
The Pikatti retains the traditional Inuit shape, but utilizes Gearlab’s modern composite carbon fiber to produce a strong, light and buoyant norsaq. With its catchy Gearlab logo, the Pikatti is certain to be a fun norsaq for rolling.
Width at top 8.3
Width at bottom (grip area) 4.9
Weight 115 ± 30
Material Carbon Fiber