3-piece paddle wiggle?

I’ve recently bought a paddle and it comes in 3 pieces. When I put the left & center pieces together, I can give it a shake and it feels solid w/ no movement (to the extent like it’s a one-piece paddle). However, if I take off the left and put the right & center pieces togther, I give it a shake and feel a tiny bit of movement.

It’s very, very minor - and I was shaking it to see if I could feel any movement. I’m just wondering - should any movement be expected? Or, am I just spastic?

Should not shake when new. Some take apart paddles will loosen with age . A shakey paddle can be fixed. Vaughn Fulton