The Bending Branches Whisper II Paddle is a great entry level paddle for tooling around the lake or spending a day on the river with friends. The Whisper Paddle shaft is aluminum so it is light and easy to maneuver and the blades are a molded plastic for greater durability. Along with the lightweight and durable shaft and blades, the Whisper II has a composite ferrule that won’t seize up. The lightweight aluminum shaft on this Bending Branches paddle has 3M Versafit over the oval grip area for comfortable and confident hand control. The blade was designed to eliminate flutter and the thin and low profile help to reduce wind resistance. The Bending Branches Whisper II Paddle is perfect for the beginner paddler and incorporates many of the features found only on more advanced models.