To make this women's paddle, Big Tree didn't just "shrink and pink" a regular paddle. Big Tree knows that women substitute superior technique in place of brute strength and had that in mind when designing the "Fluke". A female favorite because of it's dimension's and shape, the shaft design focuses on the flex pattern of female paddlers, while the fluked blade provides smooth and even strokes every time. The "Fluke" is a must have for women who want a paddle that looks as good as it performs.All Big Tree paddles are hand made from beginning to end in Santa Cruz, California, using the highest quality materials. Every effort is made to produce paddles that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also durable, comfortable and capable of performing at top levels. Big Tree uses poplar, walnut, birch, cedar in our blades and redwood that grew overlooking the Monterey Bay. All Big Tree paddle blades are reinforced with 4 oz fiberglass to ensure maximum strength and are geared toward the different disciplines of SUP. Big Tree's custom grips are designed for superior comfort to eliminate the affects of hand fatigue, and paddle shafts are crafted to allow for an optimal level of flex aimed at keeping shoulder and other joints healthy and strong; all equal more time on the water. Each piece is literally one of a kind, giving you the opportunity to set yourself apart from the rest. Hand made. Santa Cruz made. Well made. Big Tree Paddles.