I lucked out with my first set up , Mamba 8.0 in awesome condition, stohlquist Wedge - E pfd, Werner Desperado, some NRSI helmet, Snapdragon reinforced rand skirt, and a touring skirt for $350. Thanks craiglist. I have sold the Helmet for a SR TDUB and sold the paddle and got a Werner Powerhouse.
Nomad 8.5/Flying Squirrel 95/Waka Tuna/Stomper 90/Jitsu 6.0/Mamba 8.1/8.6
carbon fiber werner straight shaft, 203 cm (a little longer than my current setup), green jacket, IR royale skirt.