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Aqua-Bound Manta Ray Posi-Lok Kayak Paddle - Carbon Shaft

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  • Simple, intuitive and strong, the Posi-Loc® ferrule uses a 2-button release to detach and adjust feather anglek
  • To join, simply slide the Posi-Lok ferrule together and listen for the audible "click"
  • Posi-Lok ferrule resists corrosion and completely eliminates play between each piece of the paddle
  • Feathering is adjustable in the increments of 0 / 15 / 30 / 45 / 60° right or left
  • Lightweight carbon shaft provides low swing weight and slight flex, promoting a comfortable experience in the cockpit from launch until takeout
  • Fiberglass-reinforced nylon blades provide excellent durability when pushing off rocks or barnacles
  • Wide, asymmetrical dihedral blade face is optimized for high-angle paddling and produces a smooth stroke with minimal flutter
  • Rubber drip rings keep water away from hands and lap
  • 4-piece design breaks down compactly

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Aqua-Bound Manta Ray Posi-Lok Kayak Paddle - Carbon Shaft Specs
Specification
Description
Best use
Kayaking
Carbon fiber
Fiberglass-reinforced nylon
High-angle
Straight
2-piece
Asymmetrical dihedral
18 x 7 inches
Right and left
1 lb. 15.75 oz.
Shaft material
Blade material
Paddle style
Shaft shape
Shaft type
Blade shape
Blade size
Hand control
Weight

Aqua-Bound Manta Ray Posi-Lok Kayak Paddle - Carbon Shaft

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Rated 4.0/5 based on 1 reviews
Rated 4out of5
by fromLightweight Overall, I like this paddle. I bought a Stingray paddle for my wife, but wanted a slightly larger surface area on my own paddle. The only downside I've found so far is when I'm paddling hard, I can feel a "popping" coming from the paddle. I believe this is due to the larger paddle surface area -- the outer edges of the paddle are flexing under the pressure of the water. Examples of when I feel the popping are when paddling hard into the wind, or when I'm trying to catch up to, or beat my fellow kayakers. I checked a paddle in the store and could recreate the popping by flexing the paddle face firmly. I don't notice the popping on the Stingray, which has a smaller surface area. I don't think the popping reduces the efficiency, it is just a little annoying to feel as you're paddling hard. I love the lightweight carbon and the Posi-Lok ferrule -- the connection feels very solid. Overall, a high quality paddle.
Date published: 2013-06-24

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