quietwater paddles and wavetrainSUP share the same origin story. The owner and chief bottle washer, Jeff Bach, paddled canoes long before paddleboards even existed (at least outside of Hawaii). So canoes, canoe paddles, and many incredible Boundary Waters Canoe Area trips are a bit 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 gets long(er) shaft strips. Handles, blades, fiberglass, epoxy/glue are the same between the two types of paddles.