As the world's largest manufacturer of quality kayak, stand-up, and whitewater paddles, Aqua-Bound remains a privately held company in Northwestern Wisconsin, staffed by paddling enthusiasts. This translates into countless hours spent designing, prototyping, testing, and perfecting each of their paddles. And when that's done, they go back and look at ways to build them even better. Lighter, stiffer, smarter, more durable, and more beautiful. Aqua-Bound customers have found their paddles to be their long-term companions on adventures, both short and long.