When Werner designed the Carve M Hooked Paddle, it gave it a blend of features that makes it ideal for a multitude of stand up disciplines. The carbon blend straight shaft perfectly combines lightweight and rigid properties, leading to excellent power transfer with each stroke. The fiberglass blade is a departure from the traditional teardrop shape, moving to a more rectangular blade. This allows for a more gentle catch that makes it ideal when paddling for long amounts of time. The dihedral blade helps maintain smooth forward paddling, while the T grip handle enables you to easily maintain a firm, consistent grip.