NEW @ Paddle Sports Show 2022 – AQUABOUND, Sting Ray Hybrid Versa-lok

This serie of articles, called “NEW @ The Paddle Sports Show 2022” showcases the products that are competing for the « PADDLE SPORTS PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR AWARDS »

Entry for PADDLE  – AQUABOUND, Sting Ray Hybrid Versa-lok

Description: A high-performance, variable-length carbon shaft and unrelenting nylon blades couple in our most popular paddle, now lighter than comparable models by over 150 grams.

Why it should win:

Who says old dogs cannot learn new tricks? Aqua Bound’s Sting Ray Hybrid Versa-lok arrives with a refined blade shape and category-leading, lightweight performance to win the favor of even the most discerning paddlers. The 100% carbon shaft, ovalized for comfort, is coupled with gas assisted, injection molded abXII fiberglass blades in vibrant Sunset Red and the standard white colors. At an industry-leading 879 grams (31 oz.), Aqua Bound’s most popular paddle has undergone a blade transformation. Cutting-edge, asymmetric dihedrals and a softened tip result in a flutterless forward stroke and optimal water distribution. Perhaps most exciting, the Sting Ray Hybrid Versa-lok brings variable length paddling to new heights. The Versa-lok technology pairs up to 15 centimeters of extensibility and infinite feathering, with fast, no-doubt locking to ensure safe and simple transitions in all conditions.

What sets it apart:

“Taking you there”. That is the Aqua Bound motto. And that is exactly what the new, refined Sting Ray Hybrid Versa-lok has been designed to do. The ultimate in economic tour paddling – Aqua Bound’s most popular paddle weighs in at an industry-leading 879 grams (31 oz.) thanks to gas-injection molded abXII fiberglass blades and a 100% carbon shaft. The redesigned blade slices through the water effortlessly, its sharpened, asymmetrical dihedral evenly distributing water with every stroke. New this year, the Sting Ray Hybrid Versa-lok couples 15 centimeters of adjustable length, infinite feathering angles and a sure-grip locking mechanism for assurance that your paddle will do just what it says: “Take you there”.

** Made in USA **

Specs:

​​·           Shaft Material: 100% Carbon, Ovalized

·           Blade Material: abXII Fiberglass, Reinforced Nylon

·           Blade Size: 16.5 cm x 46 cm (597 sq. cm.) (92.5 sq. in.)

·           Weight: Posi: 850g (30 oz.), Versa: 879g (31 oz.)

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