Get the bending branches...it's worth it. Paddle of the year.
Don't the BB paddles have round shafts? That would bug me personally. The Skagit is a nice paddle.
Haven't measured it, but the nucanoe website lists the aluminum one as 270, and the other 2 as 275....Hey Mikeski.....Werner DOES make a Skagit paddle in the 260 cm length...the Skagit Hooked model with the olive blades and it sells for $130.00. I sold one on SAT with a Jackson Big Tuna!!!
PS: BigLenr......those three models of paddles sold for the NuCanoe Frontier are 275 cm
PS2: The Aqua Bound Sting Ray Hybrid is very slightly less weight at $140 for a 250 cm model......