I have had the Whetstone Bonito T-2 take-apart since late last summer and love it. Customer service was very helpful in helping me sort out the merits of the the T-1 and T-2 and getting me the right paddle. With mine, the fit and quality are excellent. So is the performance. I have yet to experience flutter. I have some arthritis in my hands but with the T-2's slightly larger grip I can paddle for hours without pain and with its weight, long paddles are easily possible. That with the incredible price for a carbon blade makes this a perfect paddle.