Every design aspect of this paddle has been optimized for paddle surfing. The blade shape and size is built for short bursts of speed and acceleration. The ABS blade insert, full 3K carbon constuction, ferrule connection, 29mm shaft make the paddle strong and durable. The timeless and proven Tahitian style handle speaks for itself. Weighing in at 1.0 lbs it may be the lightest paddle on the market. The stylish white shaft and black on black graphics on the blade are a SKLTN trademark.