Hydro FlowX Named “Best Paddle Money Can Buy” in SUPboarder’s Paddle Test

The accolades keep rolling in for our flagship Hydro FlowX SUP Paddle. It was recently named the winner of SUPboarder’s 2022 Race/Touring SUP Paddle Test. Expert paddlers from SUPboarder tested 16 different paddles from a range of SUP brands, but it was the Hydro FlowX that ultimately claimed the coveted title of, “Best Paddle Money Can Buy” with a test score of 33.3/40.

Black Project SUP Hydro Flow X & paddle bag


Featuring a revolutionary blade design that includes our proprietary Advanced Flow Technology and Deep Power Scoop, this test-winning and World Record-breaking paddle redefines what a paddle stroke feels like. The Hydro FlowX offers paddlers a fluid stroke movement which reduces energy usage while increasing forward thrust—ideal for training, racing or cruising.

The premium finish and peak performance of the Hydro FlowX was evident to the team at SUPboarder. Their team of six experienced testers all loved the performance and feel of the Hydro FlowX, noting the incredibly light weight, grippy shaft, refined edges, and high-tech engineering of the blade. The reviewers were each impressed with how easily the blade moved through the water, ultimately creating less fatigue and better power.

It was especially pleasing to hear that they loved our new PowerGrip handle (scoring 5/5).

“Compared to cheaper paddles with similar blade shape, you can see there is more refinement and sharper edges with the Hydro FlowX,” said SUPboarder.

Interestingly the Hydro SprintX actually scored higher in the test with 33.7/40 while the Hydro TempoX came in 4th in the numerical ratings with 31.3/40. By securing 3 out of the top 4 spots the Hydro paddle collection underlined Black Project’s superior paddle performance and quality.

We have a couple of different Black Project SUP paddles and fins on demo at the moment. Drop us a line on 01324 861 756 to find out more or have a go.

Our ex-demo paddles and fins can be found on the Used Boats & Kit page.

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