I don't think Bradley cares about racing, he just wants a good paddle. an Aluit/Greenland paddle is very good to use and you can cover a lot of miles with them. I have been using them for 14 yrs and I like em better then anything I can get out of a store. I paddle a 20' double a lot by my self and I can paddle a long ways. so lets get back on track. Bradley is not a racer. he paddles a SoT kayak.