Noticeably lighter than my old paddle from 20 years ago. It's
amazing how much more efficient a lighter paddle is when it
eliminates a lot of the energy of just supporting the paddle. More
energy goes into paddling and you can paddle longer and harder.
The blade is well designed and efficient. Goes in and comes out of
the water cleanly. The shaft diameter is slightly smaller than my
previous paddle and makes it easier to grip. This paddle is as close to
perfect for me as any paddle I have ever used. I'm a high angle
paddler, paddle is 240 cm. I'm 5'-11".
Excellent paddle, just what I wanted. Light weight and easy to handle.
This Paddle is great, well worth
the money if you're on the
water for hours at a time. I
went with the 240cm model to
match the width of my 34"
wide kayak. It's a perfect
I love my paddles, weight makes such a
big difference. I was reluctant to spend
so much but have decided it was a good
thing to do. Can't say enough about
ACK, selection, service and price!
BUY IT! I upgraded from a Carlisle
Day tripper aluminium paddle and this
is amazing! it is 8 inches longer, has
larger blades but is still 7 oz lighter. I
can control my kayak easier, change
direction and reach cruising speed
faster and cruise at 2.8-3 mph
effortlessly against the Texas standard
10-15 mph breeze. The texture of the
carbon fiber and oval shape in the grip
area make is very easy to control and
hang onto. I run a Malibu X-13 am
5'11 weigh 183 lbs and usually have
about 80 lbs of fishing gear. This
paddle makes the whole rig a breeze
to handle. Only regrets are not buying
it 2 years ago! If your looking for a
new paddle this one should be on the
short list. very nice paddle.
First, although seemingly
expensive, this paddle is well
worth money. Don't know that
it's value could be exceeded.
It's lightweight allows me to
paddle for hours. My
comparison is a fiberglass
paddle. This carbon paddle is
very light-weight yet very stiff
against the wate. It surges my
Cuda 12 forward with ease.
My top-end speed is sustained
longer. The larger paddle area
and longer shaft (240mm) are
also what I was looking for in a
paddle. Does everything I
need it to do and doesn't feel
like it's going to snap on a
When I pull up with this paddle
I feel like royalty. All my
friends have heavy aluminum.
The wide blade helps me dig in
and build momentum with my
big kayak (prowler big game)
I say if you intend on making
kayaking a hobby dont be
cheap with the paddle. Only
problem is I wish I had gotten
the 240cm it's a bit short for
my wide boat.
Best paddle for the money,
light and powerful!
awesome light weight great for
wide boat high angle
Excellent service, Great Paddle.
So far, Im really enjoying
this paddle. I bought it to
replace an old Harmony
Adventurer paddle. The
Harmony paddle was still
better than some others that I
tried, but I didnt feel like I
was getting enough power out
of it. In comparison, the
Manta Ray has larger blades
and I can definitely feel more
resistance in the water. I
can quickly get up to speed
with a few hard strokes, but
then I feel like I can
maintain my cruising speed
while working less than I did
with my old paddle. The
weight of the Manta Ray is
great for this price-point