The STAGE SwitchBlade SUP paddle is used similar to a kayak paddle while stand up paddleboarding. This method creates a steady rhythm, which provides better balance and increased maneuverability. These 2-sided SUP paddles are great for beginners learning to balance and for experts running rivers or paddling into currents and small waves. Once you try the STAGE Switchblade double bladed paddleboard paddle, you will not want to go back to a single paddle again.
I just got to use the 2 sided paddle on a 5 hour trip yesterday and absolutely love it. In calm water cruising was easy, in the current it was very easy to maneuver, but in the wind it was amazing to be able make good progress and keep up with the sit downs. I highly recommend this paddle as it is a huge step up to switching sides with a single blade.
I’ll be using the double sided paddle in Tunisia so I’ll send feedback on its performance by mid-June. Can’t wait to test it out!
I highly recommend this product. It makes paddling symmetric and hence more efficient. The learning curve is steep which means it does not take that long to feel confident and with comfort. It is truly a functional product and is reasonably priced. The only improvement which could be made is to make it stiffer and lighter. Of course the company is offering these features with a semi carbon and carbon version but at a higher price tag.
Haven't had a chance to use it yet since it's the middle of winter here. However, the paddle looks like it's a good quality, and should meet my wife's needs. Order processing and shipping went vey smoothly.
The product is very successful Does its job very well