Howzit, Finally a different paddle shape that works very well. This shape is intended for the one or two man vaa. The Tahitians have used something similar I've been told. So this idea is not new, but refined. What this shape will do for you is make you more efficient with the higher stroke count. As the Tahitians are proving right now, stroke count is huge. This paddle is super clean on the entry and release. I have to thank Pat of Onno for helping me with the R&D. IHE means spear and thats where the inspiration came from. The Hawaiians used paddles that were sharp to also be used as spears. You can contact Steve Blyth for demo.