This paddle has a deep and wide blade with a lot of surface area to move large amounts of water but still sits deep enough to be a very effective rudder. The Tail is also great for prying strokes. Based on a traditional beavertail, this paddle is a time proven design and favourite. By redistributing the volume of the blade, we have created a smoother paddling experience. With the bulk of the blade's volume pulling in the deeper, more still waters - instead of higher up where the water is bubbling and gurgling from your stroke - the paddler's energy is conserved. The improved Tail paddle now makes for a much more fluid stroke.