There aren't that many times a product comes along that we can realistically say is a game changer, but the new Aerial series from Aquabound is one of those times. Simply put, this is now the standard for what a whitewater paddle is supposed to be.
Lam-Lock™ technology in the blade uses multi-rows of aramid stitching holding together the layers of cloth, an addition that makes the blades tough enough to withstand years of use and abuse on rocks, gravel bottoms, etc, far outlasting the standard all glass or carbon layups found on most paddles. Versa-lok™ ferule allows for 5cm of length adjustment, and the unique 'sticky' finish of the shaft keeps the paddle in your hands in even the wettest of conditions.
We stock the 194-199cm size, appropriatre for 5' 8 to 6' tall paddlers, and carry both the straight and bent shaft models in stock. Carbon blades and the larger "Major" options available on special order with quick turnaround - contact us for details.
For more info about sizing your paddle, check out this informative video from Aqua Bound