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Headway X29 Sting+ Adjustable Dragon Boat Paddle


The Sting+ Headway design comes from our 2022 Paddle Design contest winner.

Inspiration: I created the design to emphasize the idea of "paddling on" and making progress in both training and life in general. The design, the head of the boat on water,  symbolizes the notion that progress in life always involves moving forward, but to do so effectively, you must stay competitive, maintain proper form, and synchronize work with others to reach your goals faster.  I also continually draw inspo from my Team, Maharlika Drakon, as they make remarkable strides in improving their physical fitness for the boat and achieving personal milestones in their lives.
-- Rodney Estrada, 2022


The Sting+ is an upgraded model of our classic Sting paddle with new features that will empower you to perform at your best!

It’s IDBF approved, strong, lightweight and meets all of the criteria for international competition.

The inner core is made of PMI foam and the exterior is 3k carbon fiber weighing in at just 16oz. and impressively tough. Our blade edges also feature our proprietary Diamond Edge that helps to prevent chips and cracks.

Lastly, the blade has full color graphics on both sides the entire paddle is topped off with a matte finish.

Learn more about Hornet paddles on our About Us page.

  • 3K Twill Carbon Fiber Weave
  • Matte Finish
  • Removable Non-Slip Grip Cover
  • 2-Piece Shaft
  • Reinforced Diamond Edge Blade
  • Full Color Graphics on Both Sides
  • Adjustable Lengths: See below for measurements.
  • Weight: 16 oz.
  • IDBF License: 3525

Comes in 2 options:

  • Adjustable with Aluminum Clamp: 45" to 51"
  • Adjustable with Leverlock: 43" to 51"

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3 Year Product Warranty

Orders for in-stock  items will be shipped  USPS or UPS within 1-2 business days upon receipt of the order.

We only accept returns or exchanges of unused items purchased through within 30 days of the purchase date.