AQUA BOUND Sting Ray Carbon 2-Piece Kayak Paddle Review

AQUA BOUND Sting Ray Carbon 2-Piece Kayak Paddle review

AQUA BOUND Sting Ray Carbon 2-Piece Kayak Paddle Review

Who doesn’t love a paddle that doesn’t ache the hands after paddling for a long time? To me- It’s all I want and I indeed got one! After my long time experiences spending with it on the water, here I come with my AQUA BOUND Sting Ray Carbon 2-Piece Kayak Paddle Review.

It’s very lightweight with super efficiency and gives excellent performance at the same time. Let’s dig deep into it.

Features of AQUA BOUND Sting Ray Carbon 2-Piece Kayak Paddle

2-piece construction for easy traveling

Thank god it breaks into two pieces without any difficulty with a firm and perfectly fitting posi-lok ferrule. A solid 1 piece would be a hell lot of trouble and a big no to me because It’s being tough to travel and store.  Loved the strong ferrule with corrosion-free composite construction. 

Perfect length suitable for any height paddler

AQUA BOUND Sting Ray Carbon 2-Piece Kayak Paddle is the most convenient for any paddler. The stick is 250cm long, anyone can comfortably use it. 

Almost all the kayaks come with a width of 30″-40″. For this width, the paddler length should vary from 240-250cm varying with their height. According to that, this paddle can be perfect for almost every one of you

Ovalized grip area

This paddle had my heart with this feature. Many paddlers out there come with a traditional round cylindrical stick to hold. I’m glad that, unlike other brands, this one thought about the comfort of the hand and made it oval-shaped on the grip area for ergonomic hand position. This shape fits better in a fist than a rounded one. Super comfortable so far!   

Carbon fiber shaft with fiberglass construction

Loved the work of chemistry behind this great piece. No plastic anymore! It has been constructed with the most demanding fiberglass and carbon making it lighter and providing more durability with optimum performance. Also, These paddles are not just fiberglass with carbon skin, but with a 7-layer carbon instead. Knock on the paddle, Now that’s what strong sounds like!

Medium-sized blades

Blades are something you can never ignore on a paddle. Only it does that role which the paddle is made for – maneuver the boat. Aqua-Bound’s most popular blade shape is The Sting Ray which covers a broad range of paddlers with different paddling styles. Don’t live in this misconception that how the shape will vary with the paddling style, it’s just a blade! Let me tell you – It’s not!

Light as a feather

AQUA BOUND Sting Ray Carbon Paddle will lighten your day, not your standard! It weighs only 28 ounces making it super comfortable to paddle. You won’t get tired of it even after paddling the whole day.

The lightweight materials made it an efficient one to hit the water with full excitement. This 2-piece paddle is hand-built in the facility in Wisconsin for the paddling enthusiasts by the paddling enthusiasts.  

Posi-lok ferrule system

The Posi-Lok ferrule is made up of solid, strong, corrosion-free composites. No parts to corrode make it rustproof and easy to clean. It also features a dual-button release and infinite feather angles making it more and more convenient to go. It’s super long-lasting. 

Ribbed shaft surface

You can have a secure feel like me holding the shaft of this paddle model. I can tell it is well thought out and designed before construction considering the paddlers’ comfort.

It’s not perfectly smooth as aluminum shafts, but just a little texture from the carbon material to feel the security and not slippery if the hand is sweaty or even when wet.

Pros

 ✅ Easy travel and storage
 ✅ Infinite feather angles
 ✅ Carbon and fiberglass construction
 ✅ Lightweight yet strong
 ✅ Perfect length for any sized paddlers
 ✅ The easy ovalized grip area
 ✅ Super comfortable
 ✅ Extremely durable

Cons

 ⛔ Can feel a little expensive to some people

FAQs

Handle diameter or circumference?

A: The diameter is approximately 4 inches.
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It says it is all carbon, and also fiberglass, Which one is it?

A: The shaft is 100% carbon fiber, and fiberglass which makes it stiff, light, and very strong.

The blades are nylon/carbon fibers fiberglass which keeps the weight down and is more durable than all-carbon, it’s a little bit heavier than all-carbon blades but cheaper and much more durable yet still very light.

I want to install paddle grips, How can I break my aqua-bound kayak paddle for that?

A: My grips went on a little hard but I was able to get my NRS grips on.

Is the shaft a smooth finish or ribbed?

A: A little ribbed – which is not necessarily uncomfortable. Just a little texture. So don’t worry you’ll love it.

Final Thought

Little did I realize the difference a paddle could make! Splurge and get this paddle today because you are bound to be wowed by every feature of it starting from its design, construction materials, comfortability, durability everything! Wait no more, do yourself a favor, and get this AQUA BOUND Sting Ray Carbon 2-Piece Kayak Paddle. Happy paddling.

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