I have paddled them all, my favorite currently not in the mix is my CORE, when not in my hands I am very found of my Werner Sho-Gun. As a company there are made here in the USA and are very reasonable on the warranty side. The grip on AT is one of the biggest differences and were the blade starts in the water on a stroke. Never got use to the grip and felt like I was a bit behind when it hit the water. I can't help to mention that Werner is on sale right now in the shop, call for details, there are legit. Demo's are available as well and the Lower Blue is running.
Keep the Hairy Side up.....