Hydro TempoX Adjustable

Adjustable SUP Paddle For Fitness, Touring & Recreational Racing Complete With Paddle Bag
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Hydro TempoX Adjustable

Adjustable SUP Paddle For Fitness, Touring & Recreational Racing Complete With Paddle Bag
( 14 )


A lightweight & powerful 2-piece adjustable 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.

With 30cm (12″) of anti-twist adjustment the Hydro TempoX adjustable SUP paddle is ideal for standup paddlers who want a family SUP paddle that can be shared amongst friends and family, but still offer excellent performance.

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

All Hydro TempoX paddles come complete with our Paddle Bag ($100 value).


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



  • Reviews (13)
  1. Paddling with this is so much different than before, in the best way

    Kenneth Allen-July 18, 2023 at 3:34 am

    Before buying this paddle from Black Project I was using a 3-piece carbon travel paddle with a much smaller blade. I read all the reviews, talked to paddling friends, and pulled the trigger on this paddle pretty quickly – and I’m so glad I did. It’s comfortable for long paddles and I don’t slip around on the shaft like I did on my previous paddle. It doesn’t slip through the water and feels like it plants better than any other paddle I’ve tried (from comparable companies).

    Thanks for this amazing product, Black Project!

  2. My first proper race paddle... and I love it!

    Gary Zyriek-July 18, 2023 at 2:38 am

    I purchased my first race board and needed a paddle that is as high caliber as my board. I use a BP Ohana for recreational paddling, so I was already familiar with the high quality of BP’s products.

    The TempoX has been a great paddle for my needs. It catches well and is perfect for both short, hard workouts as well as longer, slower days on the water. I am still learning about paddling at a more serious level so I appreciate the convenience of the 2-piece adjustable shaft.

    Everything about BP paddles is well-thought out; such as the hex shaped shaft interfaces that prevent twisting of the adjustable interfaces.

    If you’re on the fence about a top-end race paddle, I would suggest the TempoX. You absolutely cannot lose for quality and price!

  3. Fantastic Paddle

    lsnewbury13-May 31, 2023 at 8:49 am

    I wanted to get my hands on an an adjustable with a larger blade size than I usually use… to play around with…I will tell you I am a better paddler with the smaller blade but wanted a little more power in my stroke for when I’m tooling around on my inflatable…paddling with my 10 year old niece and have to tow her in….and of course to have as an extra paddle for friends. It’s a fantastic addition to my quiver. I will tell you I have this paddle in a one piece as well with a small blade and I use it all the time when I’m out on my race board and have never had shoulder pain while using it. 🙂

  4. Perfect, and allows me to paddle

    paul.taheny1-May 15, 2023 at 8:53 pm

    Beyond being a super lightweight, stiff, and very stable paddle. I have an elbow injury, 3 other paddles were always quite painful to use. This paddle sincerely allows me to paddle nearly pain free. I’d imagine, it’s due to the stability of the paddle through my stroke, and eliminating fluttering and possible shearing forces. Either way, I’m thankful and couldn’t be happier with it. Tyvm!

  5. HydroTempoX Adjustable

    Patrick Cook-May 13, 2023 at 5:51 am

    Fantastic paddle! The weight and flex of this paddle is perfect! I went on my first 5 mile paddle and noticed an incredible increase in speed. My weekly 10 mile loop ended 25 mins earlier then usual! Thank you for a great product. I’m eyeing the 3 piece for my travel/ inflatable starboard.

  6. Really has improved my race performance

    Philip Chilton-April 30, 2023 at 11:45 am

    I have a few of these paddles and this version is insane. My speed overall has improved!

  7. Loving this paddle, excellent customer service and fast delivery to the UK

    richard.barnette-January 5, 2023 at 6:01 am

    I love this paddle, it has made such a difference to my paddling so light yet powerful. On long paddles I occasionally use to suffer with cramp in my hand but not any more as the grip so comfortable. Definitely worth the price! I emailed Chris as was not sure which size paddle to go for who got straight back to me. I went for the adjustable paddle with standard shaft and large blade in the end as on the larger size. Delivery to the UK was less than a week with tracking all the way with Fedex.

  8. Loving it.

    fredylee-October 4, 2022 at 6:05 am

    I got the Medium Slim adjustable after chatting with Chris. I thought that slim was for smaller frame person only. I am 5’7″ 170 lbs, and I find the slim shaft comfortable. The catch is superb, and I feel that the SUP travel father with every stroke. Really loving Black Project.

  9. Super light, it has transformed by form

    Philip Chilton-July 25, 2022 at 10:45 am

    An impressive paddle. It really has vastly improved by performance and style.

  10. Great racing upgrade

    acosta558-July 22, 2022 at 3:31 am

    Super light, great for racing. Anti twist mechanism on the two piece adjustable is the best I’ve used so far. Good for dialing in height while still new to sup racing and still experimenting.

  11. I felt like I had an engine strapped to the board

    Bradley Copland-June 19, 2022 at 9:36 am

    I can’t really believe how much of a difference this paddle made. I felt like I had an engine strapped to the board. The weight feels like a feather, the catch was so solid and the ease of the stroke was amazing. This is one of those cares where you really do get what you pay for. If you were debating if it’s worth it – the answer is YES!

  12. Excellent service - arrived very quickly to the East Coast

    Earnest Porta-May 20, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Paddle feels great in the hand and very solid on the catch (I got the large blade). I wanted adjustable to try varied lengths in different conditions and this turned out to be lighter than I expected for a quality adjustable paddle. Excellent service as well; arrived very quickly to the East Coast.

  13. Will 100% be my go to paddle

    Paul-May 4, 2022 at 7:11 am

    Great paddle so far and great advice from Chris. I chose the medium paddle which seems to be perfect for me, 5ft 10 and 12 stone. My first trip was 16km and I could feel how the hydro shape of the blade keeps the paddle straight, water entry was very smooth. When you exit the blade you do have to make sure you don’t twist it too quickly or the hydro fin shape will catch the water. After 16km I had no aches or pains anywhere and averaged 7.5 kmph. I swapped to my usual paddle to get a comparison and after only another 4km I had shoulder pain although I was going slightly faster as it’s a stiffer and very slightly bigger blade. The adjustable handle does add about 100g in weight but I think it’s definitely worth it in order to change paddle length when needed. Will 100% be my go to paddle.

  14. The Hydro TempoX is every bit the champion

    DP36-April 20, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    HydroFlow X (Peyton) vs Hydro TempoX (Eli) Today, I received my BP Hydro TempoX, after much anticipation and high expectations. Spoiler alert: I was not disappointed. It (Eli) shares a majority of its traits with its old brother, HydroFlow X (Peyton); think same family tree, newer branch. The key difference (for me) was a slimmer shaft (26.5mm), medium blade, and adjustable (81” max). I paddled with the it (Eli) for an hour; Eli lived up to the hype. The slimmer shaft felt like holding a rèmo, which is an oar for a gondola. This help improve my paddle technique and hand placement, much to my surprise. The Medium Blade provided the same stability (with less surface area) as the HydroFlow (Peyton) Large blade. I felt at ease paddling upwind and downwind. Additionally, my turning (both sweep and a modified cross bow sweep) became easier due to the stability and power of Eli, which allowed me incorporate foot movement in my turning (a new skill for me). Another observation, I did not need to use the max (81”) to paddle effectively, efficiently, because setting at 78” was the perfect, sweet spot. Finally, I liked the adjustable option because I foresee changing lengths as weather dictates. In conclusion, the Hydro TempoX is every bit the champion and has championship DNA as the HydroFlowX. Below are the specs for each—(Peyton) HydroFlow X, Large, Medium 75 shaft with length of 80”/203cm. (Eli) Hydro TempoX Adjustable, Medium, Slim 26.5 mm 81”/205cm (max)

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