This paddle is super super amazing. Light, easy to paddle, thin, suuuuuper quiet on the water. and has all the specs to tour for 1000s of miles without strain, enough bite to handle any sea state, roll like a pro with this paddle. My only tip is be careful with the awesome idea of replaceable tips. I did an impromtu roll and accidentally grabbed the tip on my roll and it didn't feel strong enough to grab and bite the water with.