This is a fairly aggressive hybrid paddle with a tulip wood shaft and a newly designed carbon fibre blade. The blade is 17.5" long x 9" ,designed to anchor itself in the water without slippage. The Powerface of the blade designed to slide into the water immediately, without waffling -- a spine stabilizes the blade. The paddle weighs about 16-17 ounces for a 51". Available in 9 or 9.5" only.-- discounts for 3 or more...feel free to ask questions. Also, only available up to 53" long.