Its Traditional Shape was taken from a University of Illinois Fraternity Paddle. You asked for it and we heard you. This 22 inch long x 3-1/2 Inches wide and 1/2 inch thick Laminate-EuroPly Plywood Frat Paddle. Thank you Sir may I have another? It’s truly a ‘Board of Education’. It’s a mixture of domestic birch and maple veneer high standard plywood. This paddle comes in a natural coloring with a clear gloss finish. The material makes for a great coast effective entry paddle that’s light-weight and easy to use in longer term play because of its weight. Let the hazing begin!