Hydro TempoX 1-Piece

SUP Paddle For Fitness, Touring & Recreational Racing Complete With Paddle Bag
( 7 )


Hydro TempoX 1-Piece

SUP Paddle For Fitness, Touring & Recreational Racing Complete With Paddle Bag
( 7 )


A lightweight & powerful SUP Paddle built for fitness, touring and recreational racing

Silky smooth and consistently forgiving, the Hydro TempoX is the ultimate flat-water paddle for fitness and recreational paddling enthusiasts. Ideal for those paddlers looking to take the next step, the Hydro TempoX incorporates DNA from our best-selling Hydro FlowX design to deliver an unparalleled paddling experience, at a reduced price point. We used our proprietary Advanced Flow and Power Scoop technology to minimize blade movement, resulting in an incredibly smooth and rhythmic paddling experience.

The higher 10° blade angle creates a more forgiving catch, further enhancing the feel and comfort of the paddle stroke. This combination of innovative blade design and higher blade angle allows paddlers to find their flow and hone their technique. Built in our REFLEX100 construction, the Hydro TempoX is lightweight, durable, and responsive for a performance-orientated paddling experience. For increased flex appropriate for smaller paddlers the Medium and Small sizes come with the more flexible REFLEX90 shafts.

The new Power Grip ergonomic racing handle ensures your hand remains secure during high-cadence paddling bursts and comfortable during long days on the water.

The Hydro TempoX is available in 1-Piece, Adjustable and 3-Piece Adjustable options.

All Hydro TempoX paddles come complete with our Paddle Bag ($125 value).


// Available to pre-order, first shipping date expected May 2024 // 


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  • Reviews (7)
  1. Wonderful Paddle!

    Jeff Cole-June 22, 2023 at 7:14 am

    Amazing flatwater paddle for fitness/fast recreational paddling! I have a history of shoulder and neck injuries, wanted something fast but forgiving. The catch angle and flex really help. The AFT design results in a smoother paddle stroke, reduces fatigue, and helps increase my speed. My body doesn’t hurt so much after a long paddle. The powergrip handle is comfortable, and the entire one-piece paddle is super light. I wish I had bought this sooner. Thanks to Chris for taking time to help me find the best paddle.

  2. So, so good!

    tlord7-June 11, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    I was looking for something a little more forgiving than my current 95 sq in full carbon paddle due to some shoulder pain when paddling frequently. I followed all of the sizing suggestions provided on the site (erring on the smaller/more flexible side when there was a choice), and ended up with a medium blade and 80″ length (I’m ~195 lbs, 6’0). It is PERFECT. I don’t notice any real loss of power, and my shoulders are happy even when paddling every day. Beautiful, well-made, and versatile–I’d recommend this to anyone that isn’t focused solely on racing.

  3. Glorious paddle

    myokiebobtail-June 5, 2023 at 9:12 am

    I was able to get a version of this paddle designed for me (small hands and needing to paddle for hours at a time several days in a row) and it’s glorious! Chris was very helpful by email explaining one option I wasn’t sure about and helping me to choose. I just used this paddle on a multi-day ocean paddle-camping trip near Vancouver and felt like I was going about the same speed regardless of wind or the tides – and with WAY less fatigue. Just excellent. Thanks Chris!

  4. Just get it!

    TheDomi-June 2, 2023 at 12:01 pm

    I was a bit skeptical in the smaller are paddles. But it really helps with endurance and speed. I can paddle longer at a higher rate compared to my old paddle. If you’re wanting a new paddle, just get it and you won’t regret it.

  5. A game changer

    kmpowell998-March 12, 2023 at 7:26 pm

    I finally got to test out my 1-piece Tempo, going from a mid-range adjustable paddle. I never fully realized just how much paddle quality contributes to performance. The paddle is super light and handles very smoothly; it enters and releases very smoothly with very little lateral movement or scuffing on the rails of the board. It’s also gorgeous to look at. Get on Black Project’s mailing list while you can and look for their promotions. Their products are well worth the money.

  6. Super Versatile!

    Michael Arasim-August 8, 2022 at 3:07 pm

    Loving it so far! It enters the water and releases super smoothly. This paddle seems super versatile! It is just as at home with long high power strokes as it is with short high cadence sprints. Nearly impossible to get any flutter regardless of how fast and sloppily you’re paddling. At 6’2″ and 200 pounds, I’m running an XL with the carbon100 shaft. It flexes just enough to not hurt my joints but, I get no sense that I’m leaving any power on the table.

  7. The paddle I've been searching for!

    Mark Canepa-April 29, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    Thanks Chris for developing the paddle I’ve been searching for! Been stroking a 91sq in for 7 years and was a little skeptical on the medium size blade on the Tempo. After speaking with you I went with it and glad I did. Silky smooth catch, pop on the power phase (must be the 90 flex shaft), and the release is so quick and effortless. At 70 years young, 5’10”, 160, this blade fits me perfect. As a fitness/distance paddler it’s nice to vary the cadence during the session, knowing the shoulders will be happy. Highly recommended this paddle!!! Mark C. Moss landing, California

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