Paddle recommendation

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Paddle recommendation

Post by jdaviped » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:19 am

I have an AF Expedition and live in Chicago. I like to take my kayak out on Lake Michigan during wavy conditions and currently use an Advanced Elements Twilight Travel 4-Part Kayak Paddle at 230cm (I'm 5' 8"). Even though the blades on that paddle are relatively large, I'd like to go larger. Whitewater paddles appear to have the largest blades, but from what I've seen they don't seem to make them longer than 205cm, which is evidently too short for a kayak of the AFE's width.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

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Post by JCOOLEY » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:49 pm

The twilight already has a large blade for most paddles. A larger blade won't necessarily produce better results. A lot has to do with the shape of the blade. If you have a chance, visit a kayak shop and see about testing out different paddles. Recommended is 230 cm to 240cm for Advanced Elements kayaks.

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