While the company puts this one in the intermediate category, Active Junky testers rated it as a great, immediate upgrade to many of the SUP package paddles. Behind Aqua-Bound paddles are Wisconsin-based water fanatics with the passion to explore and the design savvy to improve the efficiency of casual to professional paddlers. Freedom 85 takes hold of a smooth-fibered carbon shaft and attaches a fiberglass-reinforced polymer blade with a profile testers rated highly for all stroke types as they powered, spun and landed their boards with ease. With four-parts that assemble securely, the agile grip made directional changes quick, secure and efficient as well. For the money, an outstanding value as well.
- epX engineered polymer blade
- 100% carbon shaft w/ 10 degree bend
- 7.5 in wide by 14.5 in long (85 sq in)
- Contoured palm grip
- 4-piece breakdown, perfectly portable
- Adjustable in 2 inch increments