GEARLAB paddles are modeled after the traditional shape of the Greenland Paddle, but have been modernized with high-tech composite materials and strategic styling. Practical usage and style were critical in creating a modern day version of an iconic paddle. GEARLAB engineers tested multiple combinations of materials for rigidity and flexibility, followed by detailed experiments to determine blade and loom lengths. The final product reflects years of experience, planning and testing to create the perfect paddle.