Just started using this paddle and love the fit and weight. Easy to manually "feather" if winds are blowing (and we've taken it in windy conditions). It gets a good bite in the water and is easy to maneuver. Reasonably priced; easy to handle. Highly recommend it. One caveat, we have not paddled any long distances, so while the handle fit is very comfortable now, I'm not sure if gloves may be in order for extended paddles.