SUP Paddle – Economy
There is a wide range of pricing in the SUP paddle world. In the economy pricing
range, you’ll usually find aluminum or fiberglass shafts, and fiberglass
blades (and sometimes plastic SUP paddle blades). Usually you’re trading
off price in exchange for a slightly heavier paddle, but often times this also
means you are getting a more bulletproof paddle. Don't equate economy with the
worst in this sport, they are better described as the most practical. While
not an absolute rule, some of the lightest highest end carbon fiber stand up
paddles are also the most susceptible to damage – sometimes they put all
the emphasis on being the lowest weight, and turn a blind eye to durability
in the real world of stand up paddle boarding where nicks and dings are a reality.
Most of the carbon
fiber stand up paddles we recommend strike a balance. The economy SUP paddles
we recommend are durable AND a great deal!