WHY THIS PLASTIC PADDLE? Here at Tucktec, we manufacture each Kayak In-House and 100% MADE IN THE USA. For this reason, we DO NOT want to source paddles from China and add an extreme shipping cost or have to deal with constant SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES The TUCKTEC HOUSE-MADE PADDLE is made from the same material as our kayaks and has been designed with unique fold patterns to perform on the water! We also do not think a Paddle should break the bank! Each paddle is 90" and separates in the middle for easy storage. They feature wide rigid kayak blades, round plastic grip, an attached paddle leash, and fishbone-style drip guards!