Mana Blade's Double Bend Wood Outrigger Paddle is a great paddle for a first year paddler and advanced paddler alike. It's thin blade makes gives it a clean entry and it's dihedral on the back let's the paddle move through the water effortlessly. It has the same shape as Mana Blade Round
which has been developed over years of testing. All of Mana Blade's Wood Outrigger Paddles offer a ton of value, they are priced lower than most blades, but still have the same performance as the balsa paddles. They run a couple ounces heavier, but save you $100.