The iGK Pure Carbon is one of only a few products in our test fleet that are constructed entirely from carbon. This makes these products extremely light, while at the same time making some users uncomfortable with their ability to handle heavy-duty wear and tear. Additionally, the iGK features a three-piece construction, that's hugely beneficial to those planning on traveling with their SUP setup. But, it can be detrimental in the long run, as more moving parts means more possibility for something to go wrong.
If you're on the market for a three-piece product, be sure to check out the Super Paddle as well, which was the only other three-piece model in our review. We recommend the Werner Trance as well, which is available in a 3-piece version.