The Werner Desperado CF IM Kayak Paddle is great for beginners or intermediate paddlers looking for more performance out of their paddle. The Desperado's mid size blades have the same shape as the Werner Rio, but it's Carbon Fiber Injection Molded blades give it a better swing weight and a more effortless stroke so you can paddle longer more comfortably. This paddle will be a great tool to get you to the next level! Werner Desperado Whitewater Paddle Features: Carbon Fiber Injection Molded Blades are light, stiff and durable. Advanced river running design is stable and balanced. Premium fiberglass shaft has Werner's legendary bomber strength.