Designed for women, the Mekana Single Bend has a slimmer and lighter oval shaft. The Small Ergo-T2 top is made of a beautiful mahagony wood. It's hand shaped to better fit a female hand with a slimmer profile and a crescent shape that fits nicely in the palm. The Mekana blade is thin and light with a PowerHook™ at the tip for a clean and powerful catch. The blade angle is the standard 10 degrees of our hybrid single bends. Every element of this paddle was considered when designing it for our female paddlers.