Aqua-Bound Sting Ray Hybrid 2-Piece Snap-Button Kayak Paddle

It’s no coincidence that two out of three of our highest rated paddles are from Aqua-Bound. They make outstanding kayaking equipment. And when it comes to the Sting Ray Hybrid 2-piece paddle you can expect the same. If you were impressed with the last aqua-bound but are wary of the high-angle stroke, this may be […]

Last updateNovember 6, 2018
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Aqua-Bound Sting Ray Hybrid 2-Piece Snap-Button Kayak Paddle

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It's no coincidence that two out of three of our highest rated paddles are from Aqua-Bound. They make outstanding kayaking equipment. And when it comes to the Sting Ray Hybrid 2-piece paddle you can expect the same.

If you were impressed with the last aqua-bound but are wary of the high-angle stroke, this may be the paddle for you. It comes with many of the same features and is intended for the low-angle kayaking style.

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It has a flutter free asymmetrical dihedral blade. The blade on this model will be a bit skinnier than on the high-angle model. However, with a low-angle stroke, that's something you are going to want since it reduces weight.

This model uses fiberglass reinforced blades and a carbon shaft. This combination will make for an extremely light weight paddle that will hold off fatigue on long trips.

This paddle as two-piece construction, which makes it a bit more portable than a one-piece. The furrell holding these pieces together is made in the adjustable snap button style.

You won’t have as much control as with the Posi-Lok system, but you’ll still be able to choose between feathered and matched blades. It would have been nice to see a Posi-Lok option on this paddle.

In tests, we found that the blades were firm and that the paddle increased our tracking responsiveness. It performed best in flat water or slow moving rivers.

Bonus equipment: If you are an avid kayaker, you probably know how frustrating it's to have water sloshing around at your feet. If that sounds like you, consider purchasing a bilge pump.

Aqua-Bound has an outstanding two-year warranty that covers most reasonable breakages.

Features

  1. Fiberglass reinforced blades
  2. Adjustable blade angle
  3. Carbon shaft
  4. 2-piece kayak paddle construction
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