Posted by: george316 on Aug-21-13 8:24 PM (EST) Category: Paddles
Which would be the better paddle length for me, 220 or 230 cm? Would I even notice a difference between the two?
I am 6' 1" and paddle a 20.5" wide sea kayak with a low-angle stroke.
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Posted by: jbd on Aug-21-13 8:37 PM (EST)
would be that unless you are highly accustomed one or the other you wouldn't notice any difference. I'm 6' and use a 230cm paddle.
Posted by: tsunamichuck1 on Aug-21-13 8:56 PM (EST)
220 is the better choice and you will notice a difference
Is there a 225 out there?|
Posted by: magooch on Aug-21-13 9:50 PM (EST)
Yes there is a 225|
Posted by: waterbearer on Aug-22-13 9:32 AM (EST)
Discovered this by accident. I have both a 220 and 230 Werner Camano. Both made at about the same time. Sweetheart uses the 220.
Posted by: Andy_Szymczak on Aug-21-13 9:34 PM (EST)
On your style of paddling. Slow and lilly dipping, 220 is fine. But a 20.5 width of a kayak is pretty narrow. My Millenium is 21.5 wide and I use currently a 210 to 220 cm paddle, but I'm a fast and distance paddler and have it set for 215. In my surfski the new paddle on order is a 205 to 215 wing. The ski is 19" wide.
You will notice the difference|
Posted by: Dr_Disco on Aug-21-13 10:13 PM (EST)
Well, your shoulders will notice the difference. That is especially true if you are not rotating much and using a low angle stroke. However if you are lily dipping it makes no difference at all. Use the shortest paddle consistent with your skill, style, boat width, and paddling objectives. So for a narrow boat used for fast expedition paddling with a high angle stroke you would definitely need something like a 210. For a wide rec boat used for putzing around a small calm lake with a low angle stroke it doesn't matter. Get a long plastic paddle for $49.95.
If that is the only choice....|
Posted by: JackL on Aug-22-13 5:45 AM (EST)
Get the 220, but you would be much better off with something between 210 and 220
Posted by: Bernie/cny on Aug-22-13 8:48 AM (EST)
your best bet would be to get one of the adjustable jobs with 220 on the high end.Most folks get paddles that are to long and lose efficiency.
215-225 adjustable, full carbon|
Posted by: RavenWing on Aug-22-13 11:47 AM (EST)
bent shaft paddle by Select of France. New without tags. Never wet. Though that may change.