This paddle is exclusively for squirt boaters doing mystery moves who want a paddle that has power on the surface- but minimal fight when roaming the Realm (underwater). It was inspired by Inuit ‘storm paddles’. They use smaller and shorter paddles when the going gets tough- to make sure they always win the fight. It also helps if they flip over by being easier to move underwater to set up a roll. The Dreamtime is really fine in the deep and allows steering but also gliding around. Lower feathers tend to work better for this model- mine is a 30 degree feather because the reaction time is so fast. Very light and very unobtrusive. Probably not so great for cruising.