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Does this paddle have an ovalized grip?

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Does this paddle have an ovalized grip?

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Yes, the Manta Ray Fiberglass paddle does have an ovalized grip. Aquo Bound ovalizes all of their touring shafts.

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Just purchased one and the grip was not "ovalized".

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The grip is definitely ovalized- Where your hands grab the paddle, if you are holding the blades up and down when not feathered, the grip narrows from top to bottom and widens from front to back. Definitely a nice feature. If you loose your grip, or let go for any reason, the ovalized helps you to find proper grip while keeping your eye on the wave about to wreck your day! It also provides a more natural grip than a round paddle shaft.