Dihedral, the ridge running vertically down the length of the blade, allows for smooth and stable forward paddling, no matter how hard you pull, no matter what the conditions. Small sized 86sq” blade suits those wanting to limit exertion and ratchet up cadence and to those of smaller stature. The volume of the buoyant, carbon, blade creates an exceedingly light feel for effortless and quick strokes that “POPs” from the water. Smooth back face and thin ABS reinforced blade edges allows for a knife like catch and effortless exit of the stroke. Countless hours of testing developed an optimized flex and strength. Comfort all day, all year, without sacrificing power or confidence. Reduce fatigue and injury.Designed for racing. This paddle is not intended for surfing or whitewater.