While many paddlers are seeking the newest and most innovative paddle to date, Hippostick has alleviated the heartache of comparing the minuscule nuances of paddle design, and have kept it simple for you. The original AL blade is a timeless classic.
The 100% carbon fiber blade, shaft, and handle of the AL PRO do more than just look like the bat mobile turned into a SUP paddle. The handle is ergonomically fitted to hands of all sizes. The 1.125 inch cylindrical shaft is the perfect combination of stiffness and flex. And last and most important the blade provides a maximized catch and optimum release for every stroke taken.
While many paddle manufacturers paddles place too much surface area in the bottom of the blade, and others in the middle of the blade, the Hippostick AL PRO is like a real Hippo….well-rounded.
Ideal for any type of SUP paddling.
PRO Shaft Flex = 36mm
EXP: The carbon fiber composite blend of the shaft, and handle of the AL EXP add the perfect flex.
EXP Shaft Flex = 43mm
From Paddle Zoo:
I have owned and raced with the AL Pro paddle lineup for years. Including hundreds or thousands of miles paddled and countless races including the 32 mile Chattajack race multiple times. Over those years I have tried other brand paddles and even owned a few but I always came back to the Al Pro because it just felt right. It felt good. It felt like "home."