The paddle is the connection between your human power and the water.
The angle of which the paddle blade runs though the water with each stroke and the size of the blade largely dictates the power efﬁciency of each stroke and how much you can trust your blade. With a well balanced paddle blade moving straight through the water , little energy will be lost . The size of the blade can be compared to the gear of a bike, the higher the gear or the smaller the blade, the less effort each stroke takes. The lower the gear or the bigger the blade, the more energy will be used and the more forward motion will be activated. For long paddle session or for lighter people, a smaller blade is recommended.Introducing the Flex Measurement System FMSThe reﬂex momentum of the paddle shaft is crucial as a paddle with good
The reﬂex momentum of the paddle shaft is crucial as a paddle with good ﬂex and high rebound characteristics will provide ˛better speed and less muscle ache.˛Starboard has carefully selected carbon shafts with the optimal stiffness, deﬂection and extra high rebound numbers to maximize the power potential that each stroke presents, yet ensure the durability required for heavy loads when used in surf. The blades are foiled to move real straight through the water and are available in 6 sizes measured ˛in CM2 to meet your speciﬁc ˛power request.