I keep hesitating before clicking the ‘purchase’ button, so hoping you all will convince me this a worthwhile investment. I currently have a paddle that I have generally been happy with. I am 4’11. Purchased it last year, when I was paddling a kayak that was 32" wide. The paddle is 230cm long, 34oz. (Cannon Wave FX). I am now in my second year of regular paddling, on my second boat - a fair bit narrower at 24". So, thinking about getting something shorter and lighter. Am almost decided on an Aqua Bound Sting Ray Carbon, at 210cm, and 28.75 oz. This model also comes in a small shaft version, which might be good given my hands are relatively small. It will cost about $230 with shipping.
I can keep my old paddle as a spare, and I think this one will fit me and my current boat better enough that I will notice the difference? This paddle seems like a good balance between weight and price - going much lighter seems like it will cost at least $100 more.
Worthwhile expense, yes?