Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In this case, quality is in the hands of the maker. First of all, quality and quantity tend to be low and slow in the beginning. Both metrics rise as the maker gains perspective. To the point though – with a paddle kit from quietwater, the maker has all the choices leading to quality at his or her disposal. Speed, drying time, sandpaper grit, number of varnish coats, etc. are all controlled by the maker. The buyer has no choice in quality when it comes to a purchased paddle. The maker has the ultimate set of choices when it comes to the quality of the paddle their own hands are making.
Try a paddle kit. Make your own quality.