Like our original Puakea paddle, our new OC1 paddle features the classic teardrop blade design with a double-bend shaft. The very slight scoop on the leading edge of the blade allows it to enter the water cleanly, with a nice catch, yet allows it to exit quickly and cleanly as well. At the catch position, the double-bend oval shaft (smaller in diameter than our original paddle) promotes a comfortable, loose grip and relaxed wrist. This paddle can be ordered with an all carbon or wood shaft. Our all carbon paddles, unlike most carbon paddles, feature enough flex to be easy on the joints.