Submitted: 09-09-2008 by ewolin
My wife and I have been using a Aqua-Bound paddles for two years now. I have the Manta Ray, she has a Sting Ray, both with carbon shafts, plastic blades, and twist-lock coupler. We've had no problems, and are very happy. You have to make sure the twist-lock coupler is tight, and perhaps check it once during the day.
As over-50 weekend paddlers we wouldn't notice blade flutter or lack of stiffness that some report, as these are irrelevant to us.