I find a huge difference in "power" generated between using my 210CM paddle vs my 215CM paddle. The approx difference in half the paddle length is only 15/16". I understand that this additional length is sweeping through the water in a somewhat longer arc. Is there anything else I'm missing to explain the vast difference? BTW, both paddles are the same in all aspects except length. Thanks for your input
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Posted by: CEWilson on Oct-01-13 8:12 AM (EST)
Tough w/o video, but the longer paddle will submerge the blade more fully, lessening ventilation; air sucking down the backface. ??
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Posted by: Kocho on Oct-01-13 9:24 AM (EST)
more load not more power|
Posted by: nickjc on Oct-01-13 12:26 PM (EST)
Granted a small difference of 1cm can be felt as more torque required but longer is not necessarily making your boat move faster so may not be more powerful. In surfski paddling lots of people find a shortened paddle and faster turnover is faster, especially in windy choppy conditions.