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Comments about Aqua-Bound Manta Ray Posi-Lok Kayak Paddle - Carbon Shaft:
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.
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