SUP is an excellent work out and makes out-of-reach surf spots accessible and let you explore the coastline. But you can't get to the next level and distance if you are tired. Fatigue starts using the wrong paddle so advanced riders know it's the most important part of the gear. Weight and flex, catch and power is key. Excellent paddles create stoke and this is our mission ! THE LIGHT ALUMINUM paddles offer great performance given the entry level pricing. Compared to other beginner models they offer excellent performance and a very good weight ratio.