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Price $110 List$280 List$415.00 at Backcountry
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$199.95 at Backcountry
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Pros Robust, vibrant colour,Reliable, lightweight, easy to adjust and extendFeatherweight, sleek blade design, enhanced paddling styleVery sturdy and durable locking mechanism, smooth blade performance, easy to adjust, lightweightSecure locking mechanism, light weight carbon blend shaft
Cons Heavier than someQuestionable graphicsExpensive, not for the careless userIn the more expensive rangeHeavier than some models available, locking system can become stiff to adjust
Bottom Line Reliable and affordableA strong contender across all metrics, this durable paddle is adjustable and lightweightA transformational paddle designed to effortlessly deliver smooth powerful strokesSpend 10 minutes comparing this paddle to the bottom spec paddles, and even a novice paddler will feel the differencePremium features without the shiny finish or heavy price tag
Rating Categories Aqua Bound Sting Ray FG Pungo Glass Werner Kalliste Aqua-Bound Sting Ray Carbon Werner Skagit FG
Performance (40%)
5
9
10
8
5
Ease Of Adjustment (20%)
5
10
7
10
8
Locking Mechanism Security (15%)
5
10
9
10
9
Weight (15%)
5
8
10
8
6
Durability (10%)
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9
Specs Aqua Bound Sting... Pungo Glass Werner Kalliste Aqua-Bound Sting... Werner Skagit FG
Measured Weight 1180g 970g 816g 850g 1000g
Shaft Material / Construction Fiberglass 50% carbon/50% fiberglass Carbon fiber Carbon Carbon blend
Blade Shape Asymmetrical Asymmetrical Asymmetrical Dihedral, asymmetrical Dihedral, asymmetrical
Shaft Shape Straight Straight Straight Straight Straight
Style Low-Angle Low-Angle Low-Angle Low-Angle Low-Angle
Offset Adjustable to 60 R None 0, 15, 30, 45, 60 0, 15, 30, 45, 60 L and R 0, 15, 30, 45, 60 L and R
Weight (230cm) advertised 949.7g 850.5g 652g 865g 953g
Breaks Down To 2 piece 2 piece 2 piece 2 piece 2 piece
Blade Material/Construction Fiberglass-reinforced nylon fiberglass composite Carbon fiber/foam core abX Carbon Reinforced Nylon Fiberglass reinforced nylon
Length Options 220, 230, 240 cm 220 - 240 cm 220, 230, 240 cm 210, 220, 230, 240, 250 cm 205 to 260 cm in 5 cm increments
Adjustment style Push button Rock-solid LeverlockĀ® ferrule system Push button Posi-LokĀ® ferrule system Smart View Adjustable
Other Options Also available with higher blade construction ( Hybrid or Carbon) Also available with higher blade construction ( Pungo Carbon) N/A Available with smaller diameter shaft Also available with higher blade construction
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