The Sting Ray Carbon kayak paddle features Aqua-Bound's most popular blade style, for flat and slow-moving water. With the lightweight carbon fiber blade providing extra strength and stiffness along with the low swing weight pure carbon shaft, the Sting Ray Carbon kayak paddle is a first class touring choice! Turn Lock Coupler Ferrule: Tight and quiet, with no rattling or squeaking. Aqua-Bound's TLC ferrule is easy to adjust to fit your paddling style. Note: This paddle is cosmetically blemished, which is why we can sell it for such a low price! This blemish in no way affects the paddle's durability or functionality. Call our customer service line at 888-547-4327 or drop into a live chat with one of our customer service specialists for more info.