I’ve organized my Blade Shapes by their use. But my designs are also differentiated by being either “Articulated” or “Bland” shapes.
My Squirt and Riot Styk are articulated shapes. They have a “dipping edge” on the bottom outside of the blade shape. This makes them have better feel for light rudders and also putting body english on the stroke which will transfer to boat performance in a maneuverable enough boat. These are meant to have a uni-directional blade wobbble which you control.
The Bland shapes are my Cruising, Flo, and Big Fun shapes. They are meant for arenas where you will be taking lots of fast strokes without ‘flavoring’ them much~ like in a creeking situation. These are meant to have minimal blade wobble.
All the above shapes are rendered with “Trik Style” blades- which are centered on the shaft for maximum strength to weight ratios along with minimal stress risers and snap fast releases from the water for demanding situations like creeking, squirting, or rodeo. This also makes each blade face ‘di-hedral’ for a smoother feel.
My Racing paddles have curved power faces for amplified catch portions of the stroke.
And my Ducky Paddles are very durable and blade ligh
And if you’re thinking of Striding I’ve got the strongest paddles for that.