So what is the difference between a 'whitewater' paddle, and an 'ocean/touring' paddle? (I'll assume 'recreational' is just another way to say entry level paddle)
Ive seen paddles listed as intended for 'recreational', 'ocean/touring' and 'whitewater' use, but I don't see the difference in the paddles themselves. Both can be found in different materials and construction, length and paddle design and shape and surfaces areas.
I can understand differences in touring and a whitewater boat shapes - but do paddles really differ also?