John_Deer - I agree.
I now have a paddle for the Blade-Tech and also the AlienGear Hybrid (it didn't get cancelled before shipping)...but thats OK. I think I like it and will keep it.
I am doing a write-up/assessment with pictures and will post when completed. The paddle on the Blade-Tech seems like the best choice right now with cooler weather/long shirts for CC. When Summer hits and the shorts & T-shirts come out that may change.