Submitted: 08-06-2007 by smithfield_paddler
I own a new Stingray, all carbon, compliments of Aqua-Bound. It features the improved twist-lock (TLC) coupler. I had issues with my old TLC on my Manta Ray and Joe Matuska from AB sent me a new paddle with a new TLC design. It has a more positive “click” as it locks into place. I’ve had no problems with this paddle coming apart after two separate outings of 3 hours each.
Paddle has a nice light swing weight and no flutter whatsoever under aggressive paddling.
I gave the paddle a 9 based on the fact that I’ve only used it for six hours. I think if it was going to come apart, it would have by now.