If you are looking for the Cadillac of SUP paddles then the Malta should definitely be on your radar. This light weight Carbon paddle is perfect for performance paddlers. The blade is made of compression molded carbon keeping it lightweight but stiff enough to provide the power you need. The 100% carbon shaft connects perfectly to the trim blade at a 10 degree angle to give slight flex. Not to mention, in all black this paddle is going to look sharp with whatever board you pair with it.