Built for durability, efficiency and quick cadence, they stand up to rugged conditions of whitewater use.
* Wide blades for better bite.
* Composite whitewater blades are light weight but not as durable as plastic injection-molded blades when hitting those unexpected underwater obstructions.
* Carbon or fiberglass whitewater shafts are typically thicker to provide extra strength needed during whitewater use.
* Depending on the type of use, whitewater paddles break regardless of the manufacture. A perfect design always balances weight versus strength for a given set of materials. Be prepared for the unexpected moments by carrying a compact, easy to store 4-piece paddle.