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Has the typical simple push button ferrule. One angle adjustment (which I don't use anyway) but nice option to have... Fairly lightweight compared with my original cheesy Box store Harmony one, has good power as I fish and paddle Upstream in the Delaware river, or usually go a few miles in a flat lake to my secret spots.
Well balanced. Zero play in the two halves which I really like, on the 230 length anyway. I handled the StingRay in a store in carbon with the simple ferrule and it had play after assembled which is a definite deal breaker.
Flair has some flex in the blades when really Hammering down, but again for the money I don't believe it's slowed me down to any discernible degree
I'd recommend this paddle to any beginner or as a cheap backup. I mix a low and high angle style and it digs in nice either way, since it has a broader face than a lot of higher-end paddles like the StingRay. I'm in the market and will be buying the Manta Ray carbon posilok in the future.
PS: I handled the TLC version and wasn't convinced about it, it had no play but seemed a bit fussy about definitely locking in, the nice woman at AquaBound said basically the Posilok is the future on their paddles...