The Aqua-Bound Freedom SUP paddle is a great intermediate touring paddle. This is our most popular Aqua-Bound stand-up paddle, and for good reason. The Freedom paddle has a cool Polynesian look along with an ocean-blue color that complements most boards.Its blade is made of Aqua-Bound's strong epX engineered polymer – no whimpy, whippy blade here. With an aggressive dihedral down its spine, the blade makes for a forgiving and smooth pull through the water. Available as a 2-Piece paddle ($139.95) or a 4-Piece paddle ($164.95).
epX Engineered Polymer Blade
This is a really pleasant paddle - the carbon shaft makes it light, but the plastic blade means you don't have to be scared using in on a rocky river. I like the simplicity of the push button adjustment, not much can go wrong and I find it easier than the fancier mechanisms. Depending on how many holes are left open, the paddle whistles softly like a low frequency flute with enough wind coming from off the port bow. I find that pleasant but it might annoy some people. The only real downside is that this paddle doesn't collapse very short for transport - I got it before I had an inflatable SUP so kinda wish I had gotten the 4 piece version instead. But it's a great paddle that's a pleasure to use.