Grandpa is considering a Perception Acadia Scout and paddle for a coming series of grandsons, oldest turning 7 next spring. Understand that the Scout may be discontinued, but bigger question is an appropriate paddle. Looking for something above aluminum, but below the $275 full graphite models (they can spring for those when they're ready). Have seen listings for the Werner Sprite and Aquabound Sharkie at about $60. Would appreciate your experience and suggestions.