The Skinner SUP Bamboo Paddle features a Bamboo and Black stripe pattern that is eye catching and beautiful. It has a carbon / fiberglass round shaft and a fiberglass molded handle. The Blade has a real bamboo veneer sheet embedded in fiberglass. The paddle can be cut and glued to the proper height. Typical height is 6 to 10 inches over your head. Most people find 8" over your height to be the most comfortable. The paddle is shipped uncut with the handle for you to install. You can also tell us your height and we can cut and intstall the handle for you. Once cut use 5 minute epoxy to install the handle.