If weight is your primary concern, then Bending Branches Black Pearl II is the perfect high end paddle for your long flat water trips.
This fully carbon fiber design gives you direct drive and power through a stiff and highly responsive blade, while an 11 degree bend in the shaft protects your wrists from the sorts of injuries that can occur from a lack of flex.
The blade itself blends seamlessly into the shaft and retains Bending Branches’ high quality and smooth shape, gliding effortlessly through the water. A foam core to the blade helps it float and makes recovery at the end of the stroke a breeze.
With a directional palm grip at the top and an ergonomically designed shaft, you’ll be cruising comfortably all day with the Black Pearl II.
Shaft Material: 100% Carbon Blade Material: Foam Core Carbon Lengths: 48 in. / 50 in. / 52 in. / 54 in. / 56 in. Weight: 16 oz. (454 g) Blade Surface Area: 105 sq. in. (677 sq. cm) Blade Dimensions: 8.25 x 18.75 in. (21 x 48 cm)