Our paddle designer Dave Chun has one heck of a creative mind. Whether he is working with new materals, new paddle designs, or new styles of paddling he is always pushing the limits on innovation. Five years after inventing the Hybrid Outrigger paddle, Dave created the first ever full-carbon one piece paddle that was designed to be softer on the joints of outrigger paddlers - for those so committed to their sport that traditional full carbon paddles were just too stiff. Dave named our first full carbon paddle after his black dog - Keone. The beauty of working with composite materials is it gives us the freedom to mold ergonomic designs that reduce joint stress. Today we are able to offer you a full line of ergonomic composite paddles in a variety of models.