-- Last Updated: Dec-05-12 11:58 PM EST --
I've enjoyed Zaveral's since 2003, but I like the feel of wood when it's cool or cold out. You get the wood "Feel" with light weight. Very well balanced, good feeling paddle. Only had mine since August, but I really like it. Almost bought one a few years back, but couldn't part with the cash. Ironically, I found a "Steal" on E-bay on a day I "Linked" someone else over there to check out paddles! I have a bent model, not the straight stick, though.