The Balsa core paddle is the natural extension to the balsa flex boards. Supernatural and super strong with the perfect flex and an absolutely stunning pure, raw and beautiful look this paddle is performance and look in one. It's super strong and uses the same wood as all the XXX boards.
The difference between the wood and carbon shafts is one has a full wood shaft while the carbon is a full carbon shaft. Both are very strong and have some flex. Both include a carbon fiber handle.