The Starboard Paddle for Hope 2 Piece SUP Paddle is based on the Starboard Tikitech Enduro, in a small blade size. It comes in a Skinny Shaft, making it perfect for lighter riders, who might have a smaller grip.
The Starboard Paddle for Hope 2 Piece SUP Paddle retains all the elements of the Enduro blade design that make it a well-balanced all-rounder, suited towards general cruising and riding waves. The low-aspect design of the blade makes it easier to lift out of the water with each stroke, whilst also providing a solid support when surfing waves.
A brand-new change for 2017 comes in the form of a double concave on the acting face of the blade, a feature borrowed from the Starboard Bolt. This change to the Starboard Paddle for Hope 2 Piece SUP Paddle produces an effortless and forgiving catch, allowing you to paddle with more precision and power, whilst also creating a smoother water flow around the blade, leading to an increased stroke cadence.
The Starboard Paddle for Hope 2 Piece SUP Paddle also employs Starboard’s patented Tiki Tech carbon construction. Part of the Tiki Tech construction is a high-density PVC core which, in addition to the blade being stronger than ever, also reduces resin uptake, making it extremely lightweight. A Uni-Directional carbon stringer continues all the way from the neck to the top of the blade, giving the Starboard Paddle for Hope 2 Piece SUP Paddle additional strength and enhanced reflex characteristics, with extra reinforcement on the blade neck. To top it all off, it features a full ABS rail and protective top sheet to fortify it against damage.