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Aqua Bound Paddles

Their Story


The company was founded in 1991 by Joe Matuska, a passionate kayaker and outdoor enthusiast who was frustrated by the lack of high-quality paddles on the market.

He started the company in his garage in Osceola, Wisconsin, where he began experimenting with different designs and materials for kayak paddles. He eventually settled on a combination of carbon fiber and fiberglass, which provided a lightweight yet durable paddle that could withstand the rigors of heavy use.

Over the years, Aqua-Bound Paddles has continued to innovate and refine its designs, incorporating new materials and technologies to create some of the most advanced paddles on the market.

Their Culture

Elevate The Experience

"As paddling enthusiasts, We design our product based on our own research and we build it to better the sports we love. Personal service is what motivates us to come to work every day. Our goal is to provide the best service in the entire outdoor industry.
We develop and maintain seamless business priorities while responding with agility and accuracy to ensure we can consistently meet your needs and expectations. We are constantly innovating new product and working to improve our day-to-day tasks. This means we embrace new ideas as well as prioritize thinking like an artist and working like a scientist."
Aqua Bound

AQUA Bound Ray Series Paddles


Aqua Bound Sting Ray

sting ray 

High-angle paddling style. The Sting Ray has a larger, more rectangular blade shape that is designed for high-angle paddling, which is a more aggressive and powerful paddling style. The Sting Ray is also available in different blade materials, including carbon fiber, fiberglass, and nylon, to suit different budgets and paddling needs.

Aqua Bound Tango


Low-angle paddling style. The Tango, has a smaller, more elongated blade shape that is designed for low-angle paddling, which is a more relaxed and efficient paddling style. The Tango is available in a carbon fiber blade, which provides a lightweight and stiff paddle that is ideal for long-distance paddling and touring.

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