I purchased this paddle and was at first very happy with it. It performed true to its advertising. Unfortunately over time it degraded severely, beginning with a crack/separation between the handle and the blade. I exchanged over a half dozen emails with KillerSpin over the course of two months and they refused to help me. Initially they offered to at least give me new rubbers if I bought a new blade, but when I followed up to take them up on their offer they stopped responding altogether. It's a shame the service and build quality were so bad because I was otherwise satisfied with the performance of the paddle. It's possible I just got a dud, but I'm not willing to chance it again given the inadequate customer service.