The HYDRO Pro Race SUP Paddle
The HYDRO Pro Race SUP Paddle is for serious racers who want more speed with reduced fatigue. The Hydro combines exceptional paddling power with ultimate stability. The ergonomic engineering and optimized flex characteristics will enable you to paddle faster for longer whether you are cruising your local lake or crossing channels in Hawaii. The Hydro proprietary blade holds the water securely generating smooth power delivery while eliminating lateral blade movement. The ‘Scooped Dihedral’ design grabs the water while enabling efficient release. On entry the blade corrects for poor alignment often associated with fatigue. The extension of the tapered scoop towards the toe ensures that the paddle remains stable and delivers power even if you fail to get the full blade in the water (common on downwinders). The drive is concentrated in the balanced sweet spot for a smooth and constant delivery during the power phase of the stoke. The shallow 8 degree blade angle promotes an aggressive paddle stroke and slightly shorter overall paddle lengths. We added a slight ridge along the front (forward facing) of the paddle, this increases paddle stiffness both vertically and laterally while adding increased strength. We smoothed out all edges to increase safety, increase strength and reduce board damage.