What's in this paddle?:
- Soft Maple: A popular, fast growing decorative tree that grows in Eastern USA and Canada. The term “Soft Maple” does not refer to any specific species of maple, but rather, it’s a broad term which includes several different species of maple. Soft maple is only slightly softer than hard, sugar maple.
- Bloodwood: Sometimes referred to as cardinal wood, this exotic species originates from tropical Central America. The heartwood is a vivid rose-colored red, which will darken to a darker brownish red over time with exposure to light. Finish with UV inhibitors and keeping the wood out of direct sunlight can help slow this color shift.