I made it out to my neighborhood REI outlet Saturday afternoon and the place was packed with bargain hunters! The paddle selection was pretty picked over, but I did find and purchase an Aqua-Bound fiberglass Sting Ray 2pc 240cm paddle! It weighs in at 33.5oz which is much lighter then my "broken" aluminum paddle. The Aqua-Bound Sting Ray normally retails for $115, but with the 25% sale, I only paid $85.99 for it! I'm a happy yaker now... and plan to test my new paddle out soon!