The Surge Torres Ergonomic shaft paddle is a premium offering featuring a floating dihedral teardrop shaped blade This version has a bent or crank shaft with shaped hand grips. The Torres paddles efficiently and quietly for all day comfort and distance.
The blade shape of the Torres is suitable for medium high to low angle paddlers has very little flutter without too much dihedral reducing power, making it very polite in the water and reducing the effort required to hold the paddle during normal strokes.
The foam core of the Torres paddle blade means that the blade floats bringing it to the surface quickly making it ideal for bracing and rolling.
Both the blade and the shaft the Torres are made from a carbon twill that is both strong and light (and good looking the trifecta).
The ergonomic shape of Torre’s shaft is bent to make gripping easier and to reduce stress on joints in the wrist, elbow and shoulders whilst paddling. The profile of the hand locations as well as being angled relative to the rest of the paddle (to match the natural angle of your knuckles) is also modified to provide a more comfortable grip than a standard round or oval paddle shaft.
This shaping- sometimes called a pear shape (on both the left and right sides) also means you will never have any doubt as to the angle of your blade relative to your arm making you constantly aware of the paddle position and making it super easy to setup for rolling or sculling.
The blade shape of the Torres combined with adjustable feather angle, 10cm of shaft length adjustment and availability in 2 lengths (210-220cm and 220-230cm) means that this paddle will suit most paddlers in most boats.
Drip rings on either side of the shaft are hardly necessary given the clean release from the water but round off the design.
The Torres also comes with a bag for storage and transport to protect your car and and your paddle from damage
Truly a joy to paddle with.