Our Silicone Dual Paddle has a metal core for stability, but the outside is pure nonporous silicone, right down to the hanging hole. One side of the paddle has a menacing-looking raised diamond design while the reverse is perfectly smooth. And we paid attention to aesthetics, with faux stitching around the edges of the smooth side to give it the look of a classic leather paddle.
This paddle is flexible, but firm, and delivers a very satisfying whap. And because it's all silicone, you can just toss it in the dishwasher after use. Do that with a leather or wooden paddle.