While many paddlers are looking for the latest and most innovative paddle, Hippostick has minimized the eternal comparison of tiny differences and kept it simple. The handle is ergonomically designed to fit hands of all sizes. The cylindrical shaft is the perfect combination of stiffness and flex. Lastly and most importantly, the Blade offers maximum Catch and an optimal release for every stroke. The Blade is very powerful because of its size and offers a lot of stability for example when bracing or in wavy conditions. While many paddle manufacturers produce paddles with a lot of surface in the bottom of the blade or in the center the Hippostick AL PRO is like a real hippo… well rounded. Ideal for any type of paddling. The AL PRO is also available to order as an EXP model (GRP/CFRP shaft) with 43 mm shaft flex. There are sizes 7.5″ /8.0″/ 8.25″ / 8.5″ available and can be back ordered.
Detailed review by Danny Ching.
Tanja uses the AL PRO mainly for sprinting, short distances, technical races, surfing or when it gets choppy. The AL works perfect for everyone who wants a powerful catch.
Pro: 453 Gramms // Exp: 538 Gramms
Blade Width: e.g 8.0 // Blade Surface Area: 87 sq. inches