Im a paddle snapper...
Ive had several Jp paddles all snapped.
I went though 3 Naish paddles all snapped..
was using a QB paddle but was too stiff when scotty shot me 2 smiks.
Cut one down for surfing with the other as a spare and its still there never used.
Im a heavy rider and aggressive and the flex in the smiks is fantastic grip is good and blade size perfect. no sore elbows or forearms.
By far my favourite paddle and well priced compared to other top brands.