Puakea Catch 22 Blue
All Puakea blades are designed with less angle giving paddlers maximum efficiency on their stroke. As the CATCH is the most important part of the stroke, when paddling properly, the blades entry angle created naturally by the shaft length allows you to achieve the best catch (or lock) in the water.
Another important aspect of the stroke is the RELEASE. By adding more volume at the bottom of our blade, coupled with the lesser angle, we’re able to create that initial catch without needing a large scoop which can cause a sticky release. In addition, the Catch 22 blade has less dihedral (or ridge) and although a more predominant dihedral can help keep the paddle from fluttering you pay for it on the exit. Side to side motion (flutter) is caused by trying to pull the paddle faster through the water than the board wants to move. With the Catch 22 paddle you are actually learning to be patient by letting the board come up to speed instead.
The Catch 22 Blue blade gives an introduction to feeling a positive catch and clean release. The largest blade at 8.5” wide, it is also thicker at the top allowing for a ton of water to be grabbed with less cavitation. This is a great option for someone just learning to paddle correctly or for larger paddlers.