First of all, what exactly is a 'Blemish' Paddle anyway? It's the typical factory-built SUP paddle with some small defect or 'blemish' that causes it to be imperfect. Sometimes called a 'factory second' the imperfection doesn't make the product unusable, but the flaw means that it's no longer 'perfect'. Rather than re-machining each flawed SUP paddle to correct the error, Accent decided to seriously discount them and sell them 'as is'. You may never notice the flaw - but because they did - these paddles are discounted.
The Octane SUP Paddle from Accent was designed with a taller and narrower blade design to provide excellent 'catch' in the water, an easy 'pull' and quiet exit. Carbon shaft with a carbon/polymer blade makes this paddle lightweight and sturdy. 3 piece construction makes it an ideal travel paddle.
The combination of the Octane's high cadence blade and the carbon fiber shaft transfers more of your paddling energy to the water for a more efficient stroke. For the recreational paddler, this means fewer strokes, less fatigue and more time on the water. For the performance paddler, it means more speed and efficiency for each stroke.