Malta Fiberglass SUP paddle (photo courtesy of @olapakai)
Paddleboarders who love to be on the water all day or who head out on multi-day trips (or dream of multi-day trips) need two things from their paddle: durability and light weight.
Here at Aqua-Bound we offer five SUP paddles that’ll perform to your expectations, take on any conditions you meet, and are light enough to use all day: the Challenge 85 and our Malta line:
Challenge 85 2-Piece Stand-Up Paddle
We call this our best overall value in a SUP paddle—a great combo of quality, light weight and affordability.
The Challenge 85 is made of top-grade carbon fiber components including its 100% carbon shaft with a 10º bend, carbon contoured palm grip, and carbon-reinforced epX engineered polymer blade.
Its 85 square inch blade has an aggressive dihedral for a smooth, powerful stroke. Its all-carbon ferrule is corrosion-resistant, strong and easy to adjust. This 2-piece paddle is adjustable up to 10 inches in length.
This 21-ounce paddle retails at $189.95.
Challenge 85 SUP paddle
Malta Fiberglass 1-Piece and 2-Piece Stand-Up Paddle
Our Malta line starts with the Fiberglass model, available in both 1-piece and 2-piece. The 1-piece is, of course, not adjustable while the 2-piece is adjustable up to 10 inches in length. The 1-piece is available in lengths from 70 to 86 inches, in 2-inch increments.
What sets this SUP paddle apart is its compression-molded fiberglass blade—a sleek 87 square inches of translucent beauty. It’s offered in three different color patterns that are truly eye-catching.
But it’s not just pretty—this blade gives you a powerful but easy forward stroke you’ll love.
The 100% carbon shaft has a 10º bend, and is crafted with a carbon contoured palm grip and carbon ferrule (on the 2-piece model).
The 2-piece Malta Fiberglass weighs 20 ounces and retails for $259.95. The 1-piece Malta Fiberglass weighs just 18.5 ounces and retails for $234.95.
Malta Carbon 1-Piece and 2-Piece Stand-Up Paddle
Our most elite SUP paddle is the Malta Carbon, available in either a fixed-length 1-piece or an adjustable-length 2-piece.
The Malta Carbon is designed for the performance paddler who wants the lightest paddle available. Both use the same trim 87-square inch blade in a sleek black compression molded carbon. The 100% carbon shaft has a 10º bend, and the contoured palm grip is also 100% carbon.
Malta Carbon SUP paddle (photo courtesy of @texaskayakfishing)
The 2-piece model has a carbon ferrule to easily adjust the length up to 10 inches. The 1-piece is available in lengths from 70 to 86 inches, in 2-inch increments.
The 2-piece model weighs 18 ounces and retails for $324.95. The 1-piece model weighs a mere 16.5 ounces and retails for $299.95.
Any of these long distance paddles will be a joy to use for your day trips or multi-day excursions.
Have questions about choosing a SUP paddle? Contact our Wisconsin-based Customer Service team today: 715-755-3405 • [email protected]
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