This is a high end performance paddle for those looking to run rivers, the ultimate weapon for whitewater ripping. The nylon blade adds next level durability to the performance aspect of the carbon shaft, meaning this is a lightweight, responsive and robust paddle which delivers maximum power transfer per stroke.
The polyethylene blade gives rigidity through its longitudinal structural reinforcements, which taper toward the end, allowing significant flex in the blade where most force is applied to avoid damage. Protection against rails and rocks is enhanced further via the rubber blade edge. This is a technical paddle at a great price.