The ERS HYBRID Paddle pairs a carbon blend shaft and nylon reinforced fiber blade for the ultimate in durability and performance. It is built for use all water environments and stand up to demanding conditions. The shaft is a 50/50 blend of carbon and glass fibers for light weight, strength, and controlled flex. The joint between shaft sections is reinforced with an extra-long mating section and secured with redundant pin-lock and cam buckle, making the joint strong and reliable. The handle is a seamless all-carbon construction with a smooth plastic-free ergonomically contoured palm grip for comfortable long distance paddling.