Aqua-Bound Manta Ray
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: $68
Great bang for your buck!
Manta-Ray fiberglass paddle—This is a great all around recreational paddle. I do a lot of kayak fishing and some touring. This paddle is more suited for recreational use.
The only thing I do not like about the fiberglass construction is the wrap. It does not feel so great on your bare hands during long paddles.
Other than that this paddle holds up great. I bash it up against rocks, throw it on shore, push off of sandy beaches and it still looks the same as the day I bought it. Highly recommended for the recreational paddler. Plus, you can't beat the price.
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A first-class touring choice, the Aqua-Bound Manta Ray is perfect for paddlers with big boats or a high-angle stroke in moving water. Carbon blades and a carbon shaft make this paddle extra light, so you can stay out on the water even longer before getting tired.
Designed for the high-angle paddling style, the Aqua-Bound Manta Ray paddle's broad blades supply huge bite and power for athletic touring, workout paddling and racing. Combination of aluminum shaft and fiberglass-reinforced nylon blades deliver a flutter-free, high-power stroke with easy swing-weight. Wide, asymmetrical dihedral blade face is optimized for the high-angle paddling style. Grooves on the ferrule prevent sand and sludge build-up, maintaining a tight, trouble-free ferrule for years of use. 2-piece design of the Aqua-bound Manta Ray paddle breaks down for easy storage and transport. Feathering is adjustable to 60-degrees right-hand control or unfeathered.
You're not into leisurely "laahdeedaah" paddling--your style is fast and powerful for athletic touring, paddle workouts, or adventure racing, and you're looking for a lightweight, two-piece paddle. Grab the Aqua-Bound MantaRay Fiberglass Paddle. The MantaRay Fiberglass Paddle puts 34.7 ounces (for the 220cm) of arm-engine power in your hands for a cost that won't break the bank. The blade's beefy construction and cross-sectional shape mean you get instant power for each stroke, and the two-piece design makes it easy to store this paddle inside your kayak or truck for transportation.
The Aquqabound Manta Ray Fiberglass kayak paddle has more horsepower for big boats, high-angle paddlers and moving water. With a fiberglass shaft to help reduce fatigue and strain and our new stiffer, lighter abXII blades, this is a great recreational paddle.