All our paddles come with a reinforcing slotted resin insert tip as standard. Our new resin-cast Rock-Guard Tips are now available as an upgrade option (+£15) when ordering a custom made paddle. If you frequent shallow and “boney” waters and need extra protection at the blade end, this option is for you. It provides additional protection to the paddle’s end-grain, whilst retaining the blade’s fine edge. There is no loss of feel or performance with this choice. If you’re worried your new paddle is “too nice” to use (and abuse), this feature will increase your peace of mind.