Bending Branches made the Angler Navigator Carbon Paddle to bring anglers the best in both function and elegance. This paddle features a carbon-fiber shaft with excellent rigidity and strength, that also is extremely lightweight to reduce fatigue. Oversized blades offer a more powerful stroke, while the wood maintains the artistry and heritage of Bending Branches and ups the ante in terms of buoyancy and flexibility. Rockguard technology--derived from inline skate wheel material--protects the blade's vulnerable edges from impact, absorbing the shock and creating 6 times the longevity compared to unprotected wood blades. This combination gets you to your casting spot quickly and with the energy needed to enjoy your afternoon of fishing.