Here’s my take on the carbon breakdown Shred - this paddle has a carbon shaft with the sort of high-energy springy quality I look for in a playboating paddle. It features a really light swing weight, with carbon/polymer blades that do not flutter. As a four piece, this paddle fits in a drybag and easily stores in your boat which is perfect for those remote gorge runs. You never know when you might need a spare paddle, eh?! Yeah, things can happen. Anyway, you get all that at a remarkable value, too. Cool!