Submitted: 08-11-2005 by dmmd
Extremely durable poly/fiber resin blades, a light carbon wrap shaft, under 31oz and retails for $140? I had to get one.
I was not disappointed. This paddle performs far beyond its price. It is a near perfect combination of construction, low weight, value, and performance. I have a distant feeling that this paddle will do VERY well in the marketplace as more local shops begin to carry it. REI is stocking it regularly now as well. NB: A small shaft is also avail.
There is also an all carbon Stingray with a braided shaft (as opposed to wrapped)that retails for $180, if an additional $40 buys you carbon blades too.... although for rocks and docks, the resin blend is a surefire way to keep the blades intact and pretty for the long haul.
Bomber reputation for the rec paddles brought this company up in the world... now the entry carbon tour paddles for this price level are going to make a whole lot of people take a close look. Don't pass this up without a close look. The alternative will empty your wallet at least another $75-100 bucks.