Drop some shaft weight with the fixed length Carve Stand Up Paddle, and you'll be able to paddle faster and longer with less effort. This paddle features a high performance, carbon fiber infused shaft, and is four to six ounces lighter the difference varies with the selected blade size than the adjustable Carve model. The paddle's progressive rectangular fiberglass blade maintains more consistent power than teardrop shaped blades when dipped into the water at different depths, and makes it possible to paddle closer to the board for improved efficiency and comfort. You have your choice of three blades: a small size that's suited to smaller paddlers, those who prefer a higher paddling cadence or need to be gentler on their joints a medium size that fits the widest range of paddlers and a full size for larger, well conditioned paddlers. A paddle with more surface area means that you get more out of each stroke, but also requires more energy to push through the water, so choose accordingly. You also have your choice of five fixed shaft lengths to fit your specific height, paddling style, and paddling conditions.