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Polu means "Blue" in Hawaiian. With a slate-grey fish scale graphic under a glossy finish, this design is best for paddlers looking for a softer catch on entry, but with significant surface area to firmly hold once planted. Polu features a rounded leading-edge design allowing a clean entry with less initial impact. The slight scoop towards the bottom keeps the water on the correct side of the blade without sacrificing an efficient exit. At the catch position, the double-bend oval shaft promotes a comfortable, loose grip and relaxed wrist.
The wood shaft on the hybrid option is handmade and features a T-grip.
The carbon handle on the carbon shaft features a palm grip. All Puakea carbon paddles feature enough flex to be easy on the joints.
Standard sizes: 47-52, Custom sizes: any size lower than 47, any size higher than 52, and half sizes.
Blade Material: Carbon fiber with an ABS edge on the blade. Glossy finish.
Hybrid shaft Materials: Layered poplar, bass and cedar
Hybrid handle Material: Poplar wood, T-grip
- Carbon shaft Materials: Carbon fiber with a matte finish.
- Carbon handle: palm grip.