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Aqua-Bound Manta Ray Posi-Lok 2-Piece Carbon Paddle - Straight Shaft


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    8 Reviews


    The horsepower you need without the fatigue.

    Keep things fast, smooth, and light when you use the Aqua-Bound Manta Ray Posi-Lock 2-Piece Carbon Straight Shaft Paddle. Whether you prefer to blast through coastal waves or are gearing up for your next adventure race, the Manta Ray offers smooth, powerful performance.

    • Carbon abX resin blades have been gas-assist injection-molded with plastic and reinforced with carbon fibers to provide extra strength and stiffness for aggressive paddlers with high-angle strokes
    • Carbon shaft offers superior performance with low swing weight
    • Dihedral design means the blade angles so that water flows easily off the blade during your forward strokes, which minimizes flutter
    • Posi-Lok ferrule clicks into position firmly and securely, and features strong, corrosion-free composite construction and convenient dual-button release
    • Two-piece design makes the Manta Ray travel-friendly
    • Item #AQB0025

    Tech Specs

    Shaft Material
    Blade Material
    carbon abX resin
    Overall Length
    210 cm, 220 cm, 230 cm, 240 cm, 250 cm
    Blade Length
    18 in
    Blade Width
    7 in
    Blade Area
    104 sq in
    Shaft Shape
    yes, Posi-Lok Ferrule
    Paddling Style
    Claimed Weight
    29.5 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Manta Ray Series from Aqua-Bound

    The Manta Ray Series of kayak paddles are known for being the muscle of the Aqua-Bound line-up. Big, high-angle blades built to last with the strongest nylon material in all of kayaking. The Manta Ray series is great for high-angle, high-cadence, or athletic paddlers. It's also great for fishermen with heavily loaded kayaks or paddlers who want a bigger bite and better control.

    Great Kayak Paddle

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I had used rental paddles with metal handles and borrowed paddles from others, but had not tried a carbon paddle until my girlfriend and I recently bought our own kayaks. I first ordered a 210 cm paddle and liked how it handled (deep stroke vs sweep) and no vibration at all, just a comfortable power stroke. However, I realized the paddle was a little short for my height and the width of my kayak. I ordered a 220 cm paddle and it is perfect. I gave the shorter paddle to my girlfriend (she is shorter and has a narrower kayak) and she also loves it. I can easily build and maintain momentum, and feel like I can paddle all day. I also think the Posi-Lok connector is a great invention that makes the paddle much easier to take apart, put together and adjust the feather. Overall very impressed.

    Awesome paddle

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is the first carbon paddle I've ever used. Always bought aluminum. It is great, very light, and it takes little effort to get speed on the water. I've read some complaints about it taking too big of a bite and it feeling like too much of a workout...give me a break. If you don't want to over exert yourself get a trolling motor. The other paddle designs may not work you as hard but it takes a lot more strokes to Do what this paddle does. That is actually one of my favorite things about this paddle, it has such a good bite that you take less strokes to get to where your going. You get an immediate response when it hits the water whether your trying to turn or paddle. Can't compare it to the sting ray but I use this on rivers and lakes. Highly recommend.

    Awesome Paddle!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought the Aqua-Bound Manta Ray Posi-Lok 2-Piece Carbon Paddle - Straight Shaft Black, 220cm off of on May 01, 2014. I did lots of research all over the kayak forms online to find the perfect paddle for myself. After a day of research I found that Aqua-Bound is a solid company with great products. I live in Charleston, SC and kayak in the Charleston Harbor. I needed a paddle that could hold up to all of the many elements that I would face out on the water here and not disappoint. The Posi-Lok technology in this paddle is amazing. I can set the Feather Angle to any of the options provided by the paddle which I love. This is a solid paddle all around. I feel confident this paddle will last and stand up to all of the hash elements. Don't be stuck with a lesser quality paddle and risk the paddle breaking and being stranded.. Spend the money and get an Aqua-Bound paddle!

    Awesome Paddle!

    light and durable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are very light weight paddles. The blades are durable, handling scrapes along a rocky bottom. They propel you through the water well, but are not very stiff. The shafts texture feels nice in your hands, but it will scratch your polyethylene kayaks. Every time I let someone use them they love them

    Excellent value for money

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought one of these paddles for myself and liked it so much I got one for my wife too.

    The paddle is a good bit lighter than the usual aluminum offerings and well worth the investment. It does flex a little under hard paddling but I have 240cm and can put some force through it so wonder if it's just on the edge of the design envelope and thus shorter paddles and smaller paddlers might not notice.

    The shaft has a mildly rough texture to it and can rub your skin a little. Not a big issue for me but others with softer hands might notice.

    I like having the carbon impregnanted blades as I do a lot of river paddling and thus I am in shallow water and need a more durable blade over the composite.

    The posilock ferrule system has held up well after a year or more paddling....I was a little concerned it might fail but like I say it has held up well and works just the same now as it did out the box.

    Overall, I give the paddle 4 stars...not 5 because of the minor flex and mildly rough shaft texture...but these are issues others may not notice or care about and if that's the case rate it 5 stars.

    Well worth the money.

    Update Aug 2017

    I wanted to add an update to my previous review.

    I have literally put hundreds of miles on this paddle and it is going strong. The posi-lock has worn a bit but the paddle has plenty of miles left in it and if/when it does wear out I will without reservation buy another one, it has been that good.

    Spot on review. I bought my Paddle a couple months ago, use it every weekend in the ocean. it does flex a bit, but only when I hammer on it and dig in deep, however for the little flex, barely noticeable but bottom line is the incredible light weight helps you hammer, tour, cruise, island hop, for hours without ever noticing any fatigue. something a paddle 2x as heavy would cause. I got into Kayaking at a perfect time. I love great products built from research, with perfection in mind, and the full carbon fibre is nothing less than space age. more common core a building material, and you get what you pay for. As a matter of fact, this paddle is cheap compared to some. I am glad not only do I own it, but I bought one for my 13 year old as well we have an extra one if we bring a friend!!! Awesome stuff, thanks!!!!

    Love this paddle! R. Weisser from S.D.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I am a heavier guy with a strong stroke and a wider 12.5 ft. touring Kayak.

    This 250cm. paddle is the equalizer when I'm with longer faster boats.

    Review from Jose "Pepi" Vidal

      I recently received my first Manta Ray Carbon in 250cm. I paddle a Diablo Adios kayak. This kayak has a high seating position and is also 36 inches wide. For this reason I needed a long paddle, but I also wanted it to be lightweight. I'm glad I made the choice that I did. This paddle is super lightweight and paddles very smooth. I had another brands paddle before this one that was much heavier and didn't paddle quite as smooth. I couldn't be happier with the Manta Ray Carbon, and I'm sure you will love it too.

      Posi-Lok Ferrule System

      Here is a shorter version of the video on the Posi-Lok ferrule from Aqua-Bound, the latest, most cutting-edge new ferrule system to hit kayaking in years. Built 100 percent from market research and consumer-driven feedback, the Posi-Lok ferrule has a sleek design and intuitive functionality. For more information on this exciting new ferrule, please visit: