Built tough in Colorado for the whitewater of Rocky Mountain rivers but light enough for a long day of touring or surfing, Grass Sticks‘ beautifully hand-sanded bamboo SUP paddles let you charge harder and longer. The unique look and feel of bamboo and the blade graphics prompted one of our testers to remark, “This is a tiki bar in a paddle!”, but the performance here is all business.
Bamboo is naturally durable and weather resistant, and they finish it with a marine-grade clear coat which stays soft and grippy when wet. The natural flex and long continuous fibers of bamboo allow you to better feel the reaction of the water, making advanced paddle strokes (such as bracing) feel like second nature.
Blade Material options:
- Foam Core Carbon Fiber with a bamboo veneer, for reduced weight and increased blade buoyancy.
- Fiberglass, available in multiple designs and colors. For excellent durability and abrasion resistance in shallow waters and rocky rivers.
Blade Sizes (areas):
- 100 sq.in. – Can be best for larger paddlers. Will result is a slower paddling cadence.
- 88 sq.in. – For all, including smaller paddles. Will result in a faster paddling cadence with reduced stress on your body.