The Backwater Assassin Carbon Fiber Hybrid Paddle, is the full-size version of its legendary predecessor, the Assault Hand Paddle, designed for form and function. Weighing in at 38 ounces, the Assassin Paddle adjusts from 230-240 cm, providing unsurpassed performance and versatility with the patented "hook and teeth" blade design and raised graphics package. The hook is great for grabbing a line in the water, pulling in decoys, pulling you closer to the dock, or making a tree limb easier to reach. The oversized blade helps to pull a lot of water when paddling and makes turning even easier. The unique blade design allows kayakers more freedom, more comfort and more confidence to challenge themselves and was designed for both high angle and low angle paddlers. The shaft is made of a carbon hybrid material to help reduce the overall weight and the oversized ABS injected nylon blade is hard enough to push off on any surface and not crack or flex. Is your lure stuck in a tree? No problem, just grab the branch. Too close to the rocks or oyster shells? No problem, just give a push.
|Length:||94.5 in / 240.03 cm|
|Shaft Type:||Carbon fiber hybrid material|
|Blade Material:||ABS Injected Nylon|
|Weight:||38 oz / 1077.28 g|
Only one day on the water so I can't attest to durability, but my expectations were surpassed for performance and function! I took my Voodoo down a very tight twisted creek with lots of trees and logs. This paddle did amazing pushing off logs and pulling past stumps. The shaft and blades are very rigid but not heavy. I bought the 250-260 cm which does well at keeping you a little drier on a wide kayak or SUP. Animal rights activists stop reading here......... As far as durability I did kill a big cotton mouth moccasin with this paddle. Chopped his head off and didn't leave a mark on the paddle.
This paddle is not a gimmick its great for pushing off, the hook makes docking a breeze and this thing paddles like a dream. We have two now, highly recommend.