The Ultralite has western red cedar with eastern white pine, and some tulip for compression resistance. The paddle weighs approx. 20 -22 ounces (depends on length and width) and is gorgeous! A slight lip assists the blade 'purchase', and even if you don't know what this means, it is critical to blade 'bite' or grip, as it enters the water. I do a lot of testing on blades, and this is one of the most critical features. This style blade also eliminates blade waffle -- something you will notice with fuller blades that have no lip. Balance is excellent, so the blade and shaft share a unique feel -- as one!
These blades are very durable. The edges are wrapped in a triple Elm banding; a laminated maple/phenolic tip is embedded into the powerface; they flex, so they don't just suddenly snap, like a carbon shaft will under sudden duress.
The two paddles shown are a 9" and a 10", both with fairly dark cedar (the main pic is a 10"er). This darker cedar isn't always available -- but it sure shows nice!! Seriously, cedar is more likely to be somewhat lighter, but still gorgeous. So -- mostly, the cedar will be somewhat lighter.
Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.
Note; the two lower pics are of 10" paddles (max width) and were sent to me by the owner, who has used them about a year (his tape on shaft) --