This paddle board paddle provides the best value on one of the highest-end 3-piece travel paddles you can find. A head-turning paddle that encompasses the flexible, lightweight strength benefits of carbon fiber with the added durability of Kevlar.
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Tower's 3-piece carbon/Kevlar SUP travel paddle presents an tremendous blend of strength, flexibility, and durability in a beautiful stand up paddle. The green, black, and yellow look of the paddle is without a doubt a head turner. Every design element of the paddle has been considered and optimized. The result is one of the nicest paddles you can buy for SUP. Whether you are using an inflatable paddle board or a classic stand up paddle board, this paddle board paddle is perfect for you. With our direct to consumer business model, it's price is about half of what you'd pay at retail for a comparable paddle.
A Portable SolutionPacking up to under 35 inches, this paddle board paddle let's you take your best paddle on the go with you. No longer do you have to have one nice paddle for at home, and use a cheap aluminum paddle while on the road. This paddle board paddle can even fit into your inflatable backpack so you can take it on all your SUP adventures.
A Well Designed BladeThe 16" x 8.5" size of the blade is ideal for most paddlers. The back of the blade features a subtle dihedral to ensure you maintain a smooth stoke, even when you are really putting a lot of power into your stroke. To best protect the blade (a weak point on many carbon fiber paddles), we have integrated a yellow ABS edging around the edge of the blade. The blade overlap goes 6" up the shaft for a super strong joint. There is a matte finish on the blade, which looks a lot better over time with use versus glossy finish blades.
A Comfortable, Non-slip HandleWe use a EVA wrapped handle on all our high-end paddles for both comfort and a better grip. Being the part you touch most, having a great feeling handle is of critical importance, and we've made that a priority on this paddle. Once you feel of the difference in comfort of an EVA wrapped handle, you won't go back.
A Strong, Durable, and Highly Flexible ShaftThe shaft employs a woven blend of 100% 3K prepreg carbon fiber and Kevlar to make an extremely durable shaft that also enjoys great flex characteristics. While the added Kevlar adds a slight bit of extra weight over a pure carbon fiber paddle, the extra durability is well worth the trade-off in a SUP paddle. If you just want the lightest paddle you can buy (without care about durability), go for our 17.6 oz carbon fiber high-end paddle. The length adjustment clasp on the shaft features two hinge points for added durability of the clasp. The inner shaft has numbered tick marks every 3 cm so you can quickly adjust the paddle to your desired height, and remember where you had it for next time. The finish of the shaft is glossy with a yellow and white Tower Paddle Boards logo.
A Word About Stand Up Paddle Toughness
SUP paddles are a lot longer than canoe or kayak paddles. Depending on where you frequently take your stand up paddle board, they also might be spending a considerable amount of time in the waves. Even outside of the SUP surfing zone, the sheer length of a SUP paddle means the amount of force they are subjected to is substantial. Toughness should be a major factor in your decision of which stand up paddle to rely on.
Where many SUP paddle brands just make a paddle with some carbon fiber thrown in it, often times they aren't doing this in a purposeful manner. Just because a paddle is labeled carbon fiber does not mean it is using carbon fiber in a logical manner. The result may be a paddle that snaps the second day you use it (which I have personal experience with), or it may be a paddle whose shaft strength or SUP blade strength can be severely compromised the first time you drop or nick the paddle (which happens frequently). There is actually a $25 SUP accessory product called a Paddle Guard that is a kind of rubber edge lining that is designed to fit around the perimeter of a carbon fiber SUP paddle to prevent damage to your paddle blade, and claims to not affect your performance. I've had SUP shop owners recommend this product to me. The natural question, of course, is, Why not just make paddles that are designed to self-protect? Surprisingly, many SUP paddle companies don't. We do. And we address our complete paddle board paddle design with the same holistic, logical approach.NOTE: Be sure to rinse paddle with freshwater after each use. Metal parts of paddle will rust if not rinsed thoroughly.
Weight: 28 ounces
Paddle Length: Adjustable from 65" to 85"
Blade Dimensions: 20.5 cm wide by 42 cm deep
Blade Angle: 10 Degrees