Adjustable Carbon Fiber Paddle - Tough Blade Performance
- In stock, ready to ship
- Inventory on the way
Carbon Fiber + Armalight = a durable, high-performance paddle.
Leif F. Verified Buyer 12/03/20
The fit and finish of this paddle is amazing. I have only used the typical paddle that comes with a kit paddle board and the difference between these cheap paddles that everyone has and the Hydrus paddle is night and day. Keep up the great work and quality.
Shannon V. Verified Buyer 10/16/20
Never knew a quality paddle could make such a difference. Smoother and more efficient. Moves me through water with less effort.
The Tough Blade SUP Paddle is durable enough for rivers and all-around use; it's also lightweight and high-performing. A carbon fiber shaft, molded ergonomic fiberglass handle, with a Carbon + Armalight blade.
Admittedly, we're paddle snobs. We couldn't offer poorly shaped blades that "flutter" and are inefficient and waste energy. We couldn't offer aluminum and plastic (even "fiber-reinforced" plastic) or fake carbon with a cheap blade. We need, and our customers need, more durability than fiberglass or carbon by itself and higher performance than plastic! So, in typical Hydrus fashion, we obsessed and spent countless hours innovating.
We use a hollow-core molding process to shape the high-performance blade. Then, we used the extra weight savings to add more layers of our Armalight composite blend, resulting in a much stronger and better-performing carbon fiber composite paddle.
- Our Dual Compression-Lever, Adjustable System allows quick adjustments based on rider height, riding style, and personal preference.
- The blade shape is engineered to have the perfect angles, catch, and curves for the most efficient stroke and smoothest paddle release possible. -a feeling that you are sure to notice.
- Blade size is medium to large. We prefer fast and efficient, so we have found the size of this paddle and its shape to be perfect for nearly all paddlers, especially those who want paddling efficiency!
Skill Level: Beginner to Expert
- Three-piece construction allows the paddle to break down to only 3 feet in length to easily stow inside a car or backpack (perfect for Inflatable SUPS.)
- Max Length: 84", Minimum Length: 65" (paddler height limits: 4'10-6'5"). *A good paddler on a 6” thick board, will use a paddle length between 7-10% of body height. So a 6’ tall paddler might use a paddle length of around 78”.
- Weight, 26oz (3pc)
- Technical specs: Blade length 17.7”, width 7.5”, surface area 243.8CM2 Or 96in2, Blade angle 8 degrees.
Quick Note About Sales
A quick note about how we operate and uniquely handle sales:
Tales of our obsessive attention to detail, ultra-high quality, "treat customers as we'd want to be treated," service, and "more for your money" value took off, and we are selling out of our small batches of boards, way faster than expected. Please jump on the waitlist if a board isn’t currently in stock. We are careful about updating our website, so if a product says in stock, grab it. If it's a pre-sale, we are building more and near completion, so buy now and get the sale price. If it's out of stock, get on the waitlist, and we'll notify you ASAP; it's on a first-come, first-serve basis.
As many of you know, Hydrus is dedicated to delivering the highest quality products directly to customers at outstanding prices. We can use more expensive materials and higher-quality construction by building small batches and keeping our operations as efficient and low-cost as possible.
We refuse to overspend on advertising, paid reviews, ridiculous chain store mark-ups, marketing gimmicks, or any other nonsense that ultimately costs our beloved customers and supporters time and money. Instead, we believe in delivering the best gear and letting our customers and supporters spread the word.
If your buy one of our boards or other gear and it doesn't noticably make your life better in some way or if you aren't completely satisfied with the craftsmanship and performance, we will help you to ship it back and give you 100% of your money back - just a thanks for giving it a shot!
So long as the item purchased doesn't show abnormal signs of wear and tear, and it's within 30-days of your purchase receipt and/or delievery reciept, we will offer you the choice of a 100% refund or 110% in-store credit towards a different product of your choice. Customer may be responsible for return shipping fees.
Outside of the United States and certain territories of Canada, we are unable to cover return shipping due to prohibitive costs. Hydrus will always work with customers in any region to ensure that the board they recieve is free of defect and shipping damage.
*Custom boards and other products may not apply. *See terms or contact us for full details.
Our Story and Pricing
Started in 2013, by two brothers a few close friends, and the dream to build small batches of premium boards with fresh ideas, responsible manufacturing, and a customer-friendly approach.
We are a local co. just outside of Boise, Idaho, a city surrounded by beautiful lakes and rivers. Hydrus is quickly becoming known for personal service, extreme durability, new ideas, clean looks and our premium products.
“Great boards, great service, good pricing and a company with a conscience!" -Tim M. Owner of a JoyRide XL Inflatable.
“Hydrus is the best! Amazing quality! I have 3 boards now and wouldn't even consider buying anything else! Hydrus rocks!!!” - Greg H. -Owner of two Hydrus iSUP’s and an Armalight Board.
“River surfing is hard on equipment, and this board has hit rocks a ton of times. Its durability is unmatched...” -Derek D. Owner of a Revo SUP and ToughBlade Paddle
In typical Hydrus fashion, we take a new approach to sales. A Community Direct approach. We promote all that make our sport and community stronger. Referrals are the most authentic sales. We spend very little on marketing but instead rely on word-of-mouth and the quality of our products. Then, we give back to those who support us by way of the best service possible.
Over the last few years, we've invented Armalight Construction, CrossBoards, composite re-inforced iSUP’s, Tough Blade Paddles and boards that are strong and durable enough to give then a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
From the beginning we’ve had a different mission for Hydrus. We are all about supporting the sports we love and our community! Our boards may be some of the most expensive to build in the world but we find ways to make sure our prices are more than reasonable. Straight forward with no gimmicks, no overblown marketing budget, responsible manufacturing with almost zero waste, nearly everything done in-house and our main source of sales is referrals then we pass the savings on to you.
We do a lot of R&D, design 100% of every product ourselves, and we maintain quality that’s far superior.
Thank you for the support!!!