My favorite paddles ever are the Nigel Foster Air and GS. These are short, high angle paddles (205-215) so when I got one of these longer Super Tourers (220-230), I was prepared to use it only as a deck spare. Boy was I wrong. I have used Greenland paddles and used a lot of other brands' low profile paddles, but after just a few uses, the Super Tourer became one of my favorites. It is incredibly light, flows through the water so effortlessly, and the forward motion is particularly so smooth that 15 - 20 mile paddles became a breeze. No impact on my shoulders at all when combined with a very low angle paddling technique and good rotation. And the length for this style of paddle (which concerned me when I first got one) turned out to be perfect as I have used its full variability (220 all the way up to 230). While it does well for rolling and fancy maneuvering strokes (not as good as the Nigel Foster paddle but close), nothing I own compares with simply paddling mile after mile in comfort. I always carry it and use it in conjunction with my Nigel Foster paddle so I always have a paddle ready for the rough stuff (the Nigel Foster Air or GS) and for long distances (the Super Tourer).