Ordered these on Tuesday and had them on Friday. Customer
service is friendly and efficient . First time kayaking so I have
nothing to compare them too. Wife and I are middle aged and
paddled for 6 straight hours. She is a natural with this paddle. Out
running John boats with 50 lb thrust. Should have saw the look on
their faces as we effortlessly paddled right by and left them in the
distance. Extremely light and fast with very little effort, and they
float. Another thing I noticed ( we did look at paddles in places like
Dicks and GM) These paddles are very sturdy, and snap together
with little to no effort, and they feel good in our hands, not cold like
the cheaper paddles. 6 hours paddling and no blisters. If your
serious about kayaking, spend the extra money and get an efficient
light weight paddle. I'm so glad I spent the extra money.
Light, adjustable (but keep this are lubricated especially if your
paddle gets dirty or it can stick) and easy to use. ACK matched a
better internet price at the time of my purchase which made the
deal that much better. Would have bought a second be stumbled
into a local deal on an Epic paddle. This and the Epic have now
replaced my Werner Camino but the Werner will still get use on
slow leisurely trips
This paddle is very good quality and is lightweight. It is every bit as
good as the one that came with my Hobie kayak. I've only used it a
couple of times but it works well.
Aqua Bound Sting Ray Hybrid is a great light weight paddle. The Posi-
Lok allows you to adjust the angle in tiny increments.
Ordered the 240 length paddle. On the first trip out to the river,
noticed it was super light, great paddle for all day yak fishing.
Have used this paddle for 2 yrs now w/ my Perception Carolina
13.5 and very pleased with the performance and durability. I use
this paddle mainly on lakes, as I'm a bit apprehensive about tearing
up the blades on some rivers I travel on. Very light, gives you an
enhanced feeling of control. Get a pair of Yakgrips w/ it and you will
be heaven. Paddle drip rings could be a bit better as water
sometimes gets past them. Breaks down (in half) for easy storage
or transport in car trunk or back seat. Locking mechanism is great
(thought initially that it would be an issue), and being able the
change the paddle angles is a plus. Consult w/ someone at ACK to
make sure you get the right length paddle for your needs.
TN River Rat
This is a great paddle for the money. I have less shoulder and neck
fatigue because its so light. It's the way to go , spend the extra money
it's worth it.
Great lightweight paddle!!!
New to kayaking; used to
be an avid canoer Went to
a seminar to learn about
kayaking and they stated
the lighter the paddle, the
less fatigue, easier to move,
etc. I love this paddle and
would recommend especially
to a new kayaker!!! ! No
fatigue and it is so light
weight that you barely
Bought the paddle about 8 months ago for Christmas
2013. I use it a couple times a month for fishing in the
local rivers and lakes along with the occasional trip to the
coast. Over all i like the paddle but on my latest trip to
PINS the locking system failed. I am not sure what can
be done to fix the problem but well be looking into it.
Pete - contact ACK customer service at 888-828-3828 and we will get your paddle repaired/replaced.
Wow!!! Going from a cheap
paddle to a mid price paddle
made a tremendous difference.
Just made a 15 mile trip down
the Colorado from Utley to
Bastrop and the Aqua Bound
Sting Ray Hybrid really felt
good from start to finish.
Carbon shaft is light and
comfortable in your hands. 5
Stars for quality, looks,
durability and comfort.
Paddle is light-weight, durable,
and easily adjustable. It locks
into place and stays locked,
even through shallow rocky
areas when pushing off
repeatedly. Great value when
bought with the Wilderness
Systems Pungo 14' kayak!
Fantastic product!! Has the feel of a $200 paddle. It is
extremely durable as well. I'm able to push off the
bottom, rocks, boat docks, etc. and not worry about the
paddle being damaged. I ordered 240cm for my 12'
fishing kayak. I'm 6' with long arms and it's the perfect
length. Thank you ACK for a fantastic value!