You know you’re an ‘elitest’ when the 1st thing you notice in these pictures is the inferior kayak or the upside down paddle (and not the ‘subject’ of the picture).
Now, put those folks in a Valley boat, or NDK, P&H, EPIC, Eddyline, Rockpool, Tiderace, etc (of course, including my personal fav - Sterling), and maybe in some bouncy water, that might be worth a look.
BTW, how often have you seen someone paddling with a Werner or Lendal upsidedown (the paddle, not the kayak). Well, maybe if it’s borrowed.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone paddling a Wing upside down.
Now, is there such a thing as an upside down Greenland paddle?