How To Properly Size A Canoe Paddle?

What size canoe paddle is right for me?

The shortest paddle is the best for reaching the water. The point at the water line where the paddle blade meets the shaft is where most paddlers hold the grip in the middle of their strokes.

How do I know what size paddle I need?

If you want to know your paddle size, take the width of your kayak on the top horizontal axis, and the height on the left vertical axis.

How long should my paddle be?

The rider’s height should be taken into account when determining the correct paddle size. If you’re 5’11” you should get a paddle that is 80 to 81 inches. The average user should get this recommendation.


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