The Mana Blade Round is a great all around outrigger paddle. It has a gradual shoulder on the blade that let's you grab plenty of water, but still accelerate quick through your stroke. The paddle's construction includes a balsa face, with a very thin layer of glass on top and carbon fiber on the back. The blade's edges are coated with Tuff Epoxy to make it more resistant to chipping and cracking. This style of construction gives you a durable paddle while keeping the blade edge extremely thin so it slices into the water which allows an amazing bite at the catch without splashing or capturing air. The double bend of the paddle allows you to keep a more natural grip with your bottom hand for improved comfort. The dihedral edge in the back makes the paddle move effortlessly through the water without causing cavitation. Many of the best paddlers love this blade.