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I've had this paddle for quite a while now, and it has moved to my back up. I do quite a bit of sea kayaking, and have worked as a guide for several years. This paddle has a pretty fat blade and provides plenty of power. For its price, it is pretty lightweight, and definitely durable. The two piece makes it nice- it is now my extra paddle and stays strapped under the bungees on the back of my kayak. The drip rings stay where they are put, the paddle has an ovalized shaft towards the enter for better grippage. Great paddle.
First, my experience with BackCountry has been exceptional. The price of the paddle was the best I could find anywhere and the product was received very quickly.
Regarding this paddle - being a strong paddler, I had no idea that my inexpensive, aluminum shaft was keeping me from a better kayaking experience. The Aqua-Bound MantaRay fiberglass has made paddling my sit-on-top a much better experience. Lighter, less blade flex, and the comfort of the fiberglass (less heat/cold transfer) has made it so I am not whipped after six hours (every Sunday) on the water.
Good stuff !
had mine for 3 years and love being able to make my yak race through flat water. One day I injured myself so my wife decided to try out my paddle. An hour later I was informed that she wanted one as a Mother's day present.....