Advice on paddle lengths

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Advice on paddle lengths

Post by jacko1uk » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:40 pm

Hi, I am buying an expedition for me and a 10.5 for my wife but am a little concerned with paddle size for the widths of the yaks as I want to buy them online at the same time. I am 5'-10" for the Expedition and my wife is 5'-4" for the 10.5. Any advice would be much appreciated as this seems to be taling longer than resolving which kayak to choose lol.


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Post by JCOOLEY » Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:26 pm


Any paddle length between 230 cm and 240 cm will be good with the kayak.


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Many thanks

Post by jacko1uk » Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:37 pm

Many thanks, one headache out the way :D

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Post by PJohanson » Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:19 pm

Any paddle length that works for you or your partner should be okay. Don't just assume you need a longer paddle because you are taller, or that you need the longer kayak. Be sure to swap around with your partner and see how the equipment works for you.
Try a friend's paddle too and see if it feels different.
My partner swears by his greenland paddle, carved from a two-by-four.

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