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  Rotator cuff
  Posted by: joebhamilton on Sep-28-12 12:03 PM (EST)
 

I have found for my 65 year old previously injured right rotator cuff, the smallest Onno wing paddle works best for paddling my faster kayaks any distance
I also use a bent shaft canoe paddle for variation and a Euro wider blade paddles ( Epic active and touring paddles) in the surf and occasionally my Greenland style paddles
However the small ONNO wing(smaller blade than the small Epic wing) loads my shoulder and rotator cuffs the least but still moves my kayaks along well
Patrick Onnos length sizing advice was accurate and I am very happy with his small wing paddle so I sold my Epic Midwing to someone on Paddling. Net for racing
In summary I have found a small wing paddle with a short length and full rotation easier on my shoulders and rotator cuff than my wider Euro paddles for both river and ocean paddling plus the wing gives more stability for my surf skis and surf ski like kayaks

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