Well I finally ordered a new paddle to go with the Cypress! I decided on the Swift, Wind Swift, straight shaft, 210cm. (And yes, it is being custom made to compliment my magenta boat! Thank you, Steve!)
I chose the Wind Swift after testing several paddles. I was very impressed with the ease in which I could acclerate the boat and the light weight. The long thin blade can be used to dig deep and propel the boat forward with incredible ease or in a low profile for distance and comfort.
I spoke to several paddlers as well as checking reviews, and testing different paddles. I am satisfied that I made the right choice. Now I wait...
Swift offered to make me the custom paddle using fabric of my choice. The additional cost is not substantial.
Thank you all for your sharing of your experiences as well as those who let me use their paddles so that I could make, what I feel, is an intellegent decsion.