The Sting Ray is the perfect all purpose kayak paddle with a blade shape that is silky smooth through the water. Solid in the water and light in the hand, the soft dihedral cross sectional shape of the blade gives flutter free performance and great ease of use. The all carbon composite small diamter shaft is lightweight yet durable, and features an innovative Posi Lok ferrule system which adjusts easily and clicks securely into place. Perfect kayak paddle for anything from a long afternoon jaunt to an extended trip for paddlers with smaller hands. abXII resin blades reinforced with fiberglass fibers are strong and lightweight All carbon composite small diameter shaft is lightweight, durable and reduces fatigue and joint strain Strong, corrosion free composite Posi Lok ferrule easily adjusts by 15 degree increments and snaps securely into position Dual button release. 2 piece shaft Paddle Sizing: Base of palm to tip of middle finger measures 7 inches or greater, the regualr shaft 70882 is the correct size. Less than 7 inches, the small shaft 70887should be a better fit.