quietwater paddles and wavetrainSUP share the same origin story. The owner and chief bottle washer, Jeff Bach, paddled canoes well before paddleboards were splashing around in the Central Time Zone. So canoes, canoe paddles, and many incredible Boundary Waters Canoe Area trips are a big part of how paddling got started for Jeff. Back in the day.
Fast forward to now and what you have is a stack of lumber in a shop. A canoe paddle (or kit) gets short(er) shaft strips and a paddleboard paddle (or kit) gets long(er) shaft strips. Handles, blades, fiberglass, epoxy/glue are the same between the two types of paddles.