The Balsa Paddle was made for one man or solo racing. However it is versatile and many paddlers buy it for six man racing also. It has the same shape as the XP but is made of lighter balsa wood. It is balanced to give and edge at higher revolutions. At 17-18 oz. we think it is the ideal weight for a paddle for it is not the weight but how it grabs and holds the water. A paddle is only as good as you perform. A good paddle will give you the best chance within your ability. We cannot control your ability, but we can control your paddle. The saying goes, "A strong talented young paddler can beat most others using a 2"x4".
10 degree angle -
Approx. 17-18 oz.