I have just been down this same road
Posted by: castoff on Jan-28-13 4:04 PM (EST)
Or should I say stream. I have a foxworx standard bent for my wife, and a foxworx FFG which is a bit bigger blade for me. I feel the standard blade is a bit small for me, but a very nice paddle. However, if you are doing most of the paddling from the stern. I would go with a straight shaft with an 8" wide blade as you will find you have more control in the stern with it than with a bent.