The Battle Standard features a new blade that is longer and narrower (HAR) than the Maliko. This new and unique blade face is well suited for high cadence paddling like sprinting and technical racing, as well as distance paddling due to the narrow blade width. The Battle has a standard diameter shaft and grip with a firm flex to give you the most power to the blade face, and yet, it is soft enough not to overstress your shoulders. The non-slip texture on the shaft will provide both comfort and grip while paddling hard. The CTL shaft and Ergo2 T-Grip will allow you to cut to the perfect length and paddle comfort. The shaft is compatible with both SIC’s Ergo2 CTL grip and Lever Lock adjustable grip.