Take a closer look at the materials
Undeniably, our paddles made of bamboo + fiberglass / carbon have a chic look, the bamboo blade is setting apart the rest of the paddle and contrasts with the fiberglass / carbon shaft in a visually striking way. Most of our paddles are 3-piece (including this one), so this model is a great option when you’re on the go.
As we said before – each board in the package has an aluminum paddle. Aluminum is an affordable material often used in the paddle shafts. While it’s not as stiff as fiberglass or carbon, it’s lighter than wood. Our Aluminum SUP Paddle is a great value telescopic paddle for stand up paddle boarding for beginners.
Glass fiber has been around since the 1700s, when it was used to decorate high-class ornaments. Later in the 1840s glass was woven into a fabric for clothing. Centuries later and look – we have a glass fiber paddles! This material is perfect for paddles because it’s very light, not as light as carbon, but still very good.
Sir Joseph Wilson Swan first created carbon fiber in 1860 to use in an early incandescent light bulb. But what about paddles? Well, as you already know, carbon is a very light material, the best possible material to create a paddle. It’s the lightest, most rigid, and best performing material. Because of it’s ultra-high performance qualities, light weight, and the manufacturing expertise required to shape carbon, it’s also the most expensive option.
We hope that we have explained the subject of paddles to you enough. When you take these words into consideration, you’ll end up with the best stand up paddle for you.