I've taken a similar path as Brian. I started with the Inuit measurement of an arm span plus a cubit - 96" for me. I've been shortening up ever since, now using paddles in the 86 - 89" range. My fav was an old 87"er, made from a reject piece of riff cut wood. Somehow, a friend talked me into selling him that one this year (stupid move on my part). I'm still trying to replicate it.
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