AT Paddles splits its line of touring paddles into three categories: sport, advanced, and elite. With easy handling, steadfast durability, and moderate stiffness, the Odyssey Glass 2-Piece Paddle secures a spot at the heart of the advanced category. Comprised of fiberglass from tip to tip, this model is a few ounces heavier than the Odyssey Carbon, but where it's outmatched by technical material (carbon), it benefits in terms of value and user friendliness. The bent shaft design puts your hands in a natural, efficient position, the large blades add power without producing efficiency-robbing flutter, and the contoured blade shape makes it easy to engage and release from the water, even if your stroke is still evolving. And when compared to the aggressive, high-output Oracle touring paddle, the Odyssey requires less energy per pull and favors a more low-angle paddling style. This adjustable ferrule, adjustable-length touring paddle is ideal for the intermediate-advanced kayaker looking for an everyday paddle with acceptable stiffness, and it's also ideal for a beginner-intermediate who wants to upgrade without the sticker-shock of carbon fiber.