We thought of everything when we designed this Extreme Max Rogue River paddle. We started with the custom made handle that is comfortable and easy to grip. Then we added a lightweight aluminum shaft that extends inside the blade for complete internal reinforcement. Then, the coolest part, we added a fish ruler on the shaft, allowing you to quickly measure your catch. Also, in just the right spot, we placed a padded cushion for you to grip securely even when wet. Finally, we used a polyethylene blade that is custom designed for high-impact situations, even in extremely cold temperatures. Don’t be left up a creek without one.