Submitted: 07-27-2011 by topshot
For the past several years I've rented kayaks 1-2x a summer. They usually give you a very stable boat, and a sturdy paddle. Unfortunately, the paddles are usually heavy and by the end of your journey you are quite tired. This year I finally did it and bought my own kayak and paddle.
I am so glad I chose the Stingray. Its light weight makes such a difference - I can paddle for hours without tiring, and I paddle with no wasted strokes. I especially like the option for a thinner shaft since I have small hands; this helps me avoid blistering at the base of my thumb. I can't stress enough how important a component a good paddle is. People buy boats and then try to go cheap on the paddles. This is a huge mistake. You will be happy with the Sting Ray!