decent carbon fiber shaft paddle at low cost
I got the 220CM version of this paddle this past fall. I found it to be a very nice paddle for general, fresh water usage. Rivers, streams, ponds, lakes, etc. The only problem I found is that the 220cm length is too short for me. So, I've ordered the 230cm version. Both my wife and I like the placement of the ergonomic handles. Which are placed at the optimum position on the shaft. They are light weight (only 33oz) and are a decent price point for a carbon fiber shafted, recreational use kayak paddle. I found myself flying around the lake I tried it out on. But, I would not use this paddle in the ocean as the previous poster apparently did. And if I did, I would spray the twist joint with a bit of WD-40 or some other lubricant afterwards. In my opinion this is a decent, carbon fibered shaft paddle at a decent price.