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  Take a trip
  Posted by: remintn on Jan-05-13 1:15 PM (EST)

Go to a real paddle shop and take a look around.
Then ask for help and they will explain what they have and what its for.
tell them straight up how much you have to spend.they will work with you,you may even want two different paddles; one for the bow and one for the stern paddler.
but befor you go sit in your canoe and try to get a good measurement of how you paddle to what your average waterline is.
Dont listen to the pro's that say get this or that paddle.You may even be better off with the basic wood cavaness (or whatever their called) paddles of the proper length.
Dont let anyone fool you,we all have or had them at sometime.
Personally,if your just a recreational paddler you probably could get a set of paddles for the canoe and be quiet happy for many years if you look at werner and bending branches.And probably right around $200 for both.

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