We bought the T Handles for the Hobie paddles, put them on and replace half of the paddles and never went back to the regular paddles. A Hobie paddle with the T Handles is easier to store on and off your Revo and easier to handle, pardon the pun.
The T handles work great launching and landing our Oasis, aka, the US Enterprise, CVA65 and manuvering it in tight and shallow areas.http://www.austinkayak.com/products/124 ... andle.html
I have the adjustable graphite AT paddle for my Freedom Hawks, and it is not easy to use. In fact the regular Hobie paddle is less tiring.
If the T handle doesn't fit your needs, buy an adjustable standup paddle. I'm not recommending standing up in your Revo 11, but a standup paddle can be used to pole, repel rocks/docks and works great for short range paddling and getting around in tight areas. Freedom Hawk makes an excellent one which is very sturdy and works great for less than a $100.
I have no paddle skills but in low tide I need to bust out the paddle to cross over very shallow flats, tall thick seaweed beds, or navigate through skinny creeks and twisting mangrove trails where the mirage drive/rudder don't give the necessary precision maneuvering.
The stock paddle feels a bit heavy and tiresome to use. It's largely probably my lack of paddling technique but I'm wondering if buying one of those $150 hybrid paddles with the thinner blade will make it easier and more comfortable to paddle? Anyone know what the stock paddle weighs? I have the two-piece model that came with the 2012 Rev 11.