Cool looks. Really light. Great stiff shaft. Pops out as advertised. However, also harder to push into the water. No problem for someone that "leans" into their stroke but very hard for my wife (who stands very upright) on the first half of her stroke. Returned for a Carbon Fiber/Kevlar Boardworks.
This paddle has a carbon shaft, and a wood vaneer blade. The wood gives it a cool wood look, without the weight of a full wood blade. Everyone loves this paddle. Only slightly heavier than a full carbon paddle, worth the extra weight in my opinion.
It just looks cool, was shocked at how light it is.