The Freedom 85 is a great starting point for any intermediate paddler. The 85 square inch durable blade is easier on the body and lets the paddler go faster with a higher cadence. The dihedral shape down the spine gives the paddle smooth, stable strokes. Connected to the blade at a 10 degree angle is the full carbon shaft, keeping things light and adjustable at the palm contoured T grip. If you are looking for a truly portable paddle to go with an inflatable SUP, this 4 piece model of the Freedom 85 is your paddle.