ZAP double bladed SUP paddle is used similar to a kayak paddle while stand up paddleboarding. This method creates a steady rhythm, which provides better balance and increased maneuverability. These paddles are great for beginners learning to balance and for experts running rivers or paddling into currents and small waves Benefits:
Two Blades: This paddle has a regular SUP blade at one end plus a second blade at the other end as well as a handle. The second blade allowed to sit or kneel and paddle kayak style. Being able to use both blades and paddle kayak style means you can move through the water faster, and quickly get to where you need to be or if necessary quickly get out of an area.
Adjustable Length: The shaft length is easily adjustable, which makes it easy to use or share with a wide variety of people.
Lightweight: The ZAP Double bladed paddle has an aluminum shaft and strong nylon blades. It weighs only 1.5kg.
3-Pieces: This ZAP paddle breaks down into 3 pieces, which makes it ideal for traveling. It is very easy to pack up. When broken down into three pieces you can store it inside your rolled up inflatable SUP and carry it anywhere in the SUP backpack. It is quick and easy to put together and take apart.
More power: Besides the convenience, the best part about having a double blade is the extra power it gives you. With the two blades you can use them to paddle kayak style and power your way through whitewater, out of a sticky situation or into the waves for surfing. It allows you to power through wind, which is a really great benefit. For anyone who has ever been caught stand-up paddling through heavy wind trying to get back to shore you will know how difficult it can be. The extra power you have with a double bladed paddle is convenient and I find also adds an extra element of security knowing you can paddle kayak-style if needed.