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  Glenn, for kneeling, a five degree
  Posted by: g2d on Feb-06-14 12:54 AM (EST)

bent shaft angle is best for forward paddling.

The twelve degree angle used in marathon racing and for sitting hit-and-switch simply does not apply for kneeling. Five degrees is consistent with optimum catch and no-J-stroke paddling.

People seem to adapt to kneeling with 12 degree bents, but physics is physics. AND a five degree paddle can be managed rather like a zero degree.

Silver Creek offered a three degree ww paddle, late in their life. Roger Nott has one. And hidden in the blade mount and geometry of my Mitchell slalom is a bit of "trail" which makes it feel like a 3 degree bent, while it handles near neutral for maneuvers.

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