Durable, lightweight and affordable—the Ray Series kayak paddles by Aqua-Bound represent some of the best values in the industry. Here’s some information that’ll help you choose the right paddle...
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Sting Ray Kayak Paddles
The Sting Ray series is our best-selling and most popular family of kayak paddles. The mid-size blades, at 92.5 square inches, are perfect for flat and slow-moving water. It’s a great all-around paddle for any kayaker. Its long, lean blades mean less water and wind resistance, which translates into less fatigue for you.
Sting Ray's blades are longer and slimmer (photo by Rob McNamee)
Sting Ray Carbon • MSRP $224.95—Weighing in at only 28.75 ounces, the Sting Ray Carbon is the lightest kayak paddle available under $225. It features a 100% carbon shaft, carbon-reinforced nylon resin blades and our Posi-Lok™ ferrule system. Available in Black.
Sting Ray Carbon 4-piece • MSRP $244.95—Identical to the Sting Ray Carbon, the Sting Ray Carbon 4-piece breaks down into 4 pieces instead of 2, for ultimate packability. It has the Posi-Lok™ ferrule in the middle and snap-button systems at each end. 28.75 ounces. Available in Black.
Sting Ray Carbon Versa-Lok™ • MSRP $244.95—At a weight of just 30.25 ounces, the Sting Ray Carbon Versa-Lok uses our revolutionary Versa-Lok™ ferrule system, which makes it length-adjustable up to 15 cm. Available in Black.
Sting Ray Hybrid • MSRP $174.95 —Our best-selling touring kayak paddle, the Sting Ray Hybrid, combines the best of carbon and fiberglass. It’s the lightest injection-molded kayak paddle available at its price point. The shaft is 100% carbon, the blades are fiberglass-reinforced nylon and it features the Posi-Lok™ ferrule. 30.5 ounces. Available in White or Sunset Red.
Sting Ray Hybrid 4-piece • MSRP $184.95—For ultimate packability, the Sting Ray Hybrid 4-piece breaks down small enough to pack into an airline check-on or large backpack. Posi-Lok™ ferrule in the middle and snap-button systems at each end. 30.5 ounces. Available in White or Sunset Red.
Sting Ray Hybrid Versa-Lok™ • MSRP $194.95—Identical to its Posi-Lok™ counterpart except for the ferrule. The Sting Ray Hybrid Versa-Lok™ is length-adjustable, thanks to the Versa-Lok™ ferrule. 32 ounces. Available in White or Sunset Red.
Sting Ray Fiberglass • MSRP $129.95—The Sting Ray Fiberglass is a great all-around paddle for flat and slow-moving water. The fiberglass shaft brings the price point down, while still making for a light paddle that’s warm on your hands. It has a snug-fitting snap-button ferrule; 34 ounces. Available in Electric Green or Sunset Red.
Sting Ray Carbon and Sting Ray Fiberglass models (photo by Thrive Visuals)
Manta Ray Kayak Paddles
The Manta Ray kayak paddles are known as the “muscle” of our Ray series because of the large 102.5-square inch blades. It's a great paddle choice for high-angle paddlers, kayak fishermen, kayak surfers and those who need the extra pull for heavily-loaded boats.
Manta Ray's blades are shorter and wider (photo by Thrive Visuals)
Manta Ray Carbon • MSRP $224.95—At just 30.5 ounces, the Manta Ray Carbon is the lightest high-angle, injection-molded paddle available. Its stiff and durable abX carbon-reinforced blades will help you move some serious water. It has a 100% carbon shaft with our Posi-Lok™ ferrule system. Available in Black.
Manta Ray Carbon 4-piece • MSRP $244.95—Also, 30.5 ounces, the 4-piece Manta Ray Carbon sports all the features of the 2-piece, with the ability to break down via a snap-button connection at each end. Available in Black.
Manta Ray Carbon Versa-Lok™ • MSRP $244.95—The 32-ounce Manta Ray Carbon Versa-Lok™ features our adjustable-length ferrule system, the Versa-Lok™. Enjoy the versatility of up to 15 cm. Available in Black.
Manta Ray Hybrid • MSRP $174.95—The Manta Ray Hybrid has a low swing weight and provides both comfort and power at a great price point. It features an all-carbon shaft, abXII fiberglass-reinforced blades and our Posi-Lok™ ferrule. Available in White or Sunset Red.
Manta Ray Hybrid 4-piece • MSRP $184.95—Offering the same great value as the 2-piece, but with greater versatility for travel or storage, the Manta Ray Hybrid 4-piece is a great option. The two ends detach via a snap-button system. Available in White or Sunset Red.
Manta Ray Hybrid Versa-Lok™ • MSRP $194.95—As with the other Versa-Lok™ models, the Manta Ray Hybrid Versa-Lok™ uses this ferrule system for an adjustable-length of up to 15 cm. 34 ounces. Available in White or Sunset Red.
Manta Ray Fiberglass • MSRP $129.95—The same beefy blades as the Carbon and Hybrid, made from fiberglass for a more affordable price point. The Manta Ray Fiberglass provides plenty of strength, and is lighter and warmer on the hands than an aluminum shaft. It has a snap-button ferrule and weighs 36.5 ounces. Available in Electric Green or Sunset Red.
Manta Ray models in Sunset Red and Electric Green (photo by Thrive Visuals)
No matter which Ray Series kayak paddle you choose, you know you’ll be getting a top-quality, durable paddle that gives you a ton of bang for your buck.
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