Best Overall Adjustable SUP Paddle
KIALOA Insanity Fiberglass Adjustable
The Editors' Choice award-winning KIALOA Insanity Fiberglass Adjustable
is a great lightweight adjustable option. It's not the lightest product we tested but it does have a nice light comfortable weight. The rounded teardrop shape of the polypropylene fiberglass blade provides clean water impact and efficient energy distribution that makes it easy to paddle with. The carbon wrapped shaft has a nice soft flex. The combination of the light blade and easy-on-your body shaft provides a high performance feel that promotes both quick and leisurely cadences. The blade dihedral moves water well with minimal effort.
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Best Bang for the Buck
Bullet Proof Surf Alloy
The Best Buy award-winning Bullet Proof Surf Alloy
is a rugged product with a tough nylon blade and the largest amount of height adjustment of all the products we tested. The adjustment range of most models we tested is 16" but the Alloy has three extra inches of adjustment distance for a total of 19" of range. This is great if you have a large family or lots of friends you plan on loaning your paddle to who have a wide range of heights. The Alloy has an aluminum shaft and a snap clip collar clamp adjustment / locking mechanism also know as the TwinPin system (see above). The Alloy is a the most budget friendly SUP paddle we tested, but it is a bit heavy.
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