My wife and I started kayaking about two years ago,Just recreational large ponds,slow moving rivers,etc. Then last year we bought my son and daughter a kayak,The problem was we all didn’t have a nice paddle So when the wife and I bought our kayaks we went with the Aqua Bound posi-lock paddles,I got the Manta Ray,and she got the Sting Ray. Our first outing we tried each other paddles and she quickly decided she liked mine better,So we went back to the store and bought a 2nd Manta Ray. So when we go out we have two manta rays, One Sting Ray and we bought my daughter a cheaper big box store kayak that came with a Aluminum shaft paddle that is just god awful and heavy!
So we just had our first outing for father days and it went just how you would expect,No one wanted that damn heavy crappy Paddle! lol
So im in the market for some new paddles,I wouldn’t hesitate to buy another Aquabound Manta Ray,as this is our Third season with them and I feel they work great,Light and had no problems with them and the cost isn’t too bad at under $150. But these are the only paddles I’ve ever used,So is there anything better around the this price point?
I know some paddles can get pretty pricey,But I would go up to the $200 or so if a paddle is that much better,But then again it’s hard to justify since we are just recreational paddler’s. So before I just order some more Manta Rays,Let me know if you think there is a better paddle,Or a better bang for the buck paddle Around the price of the Aqua Bound Manta Rays,Thank You!