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bearbaithutch
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 08-2012


Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 11:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I was wondering if the paddle size (square, oval etc.) makes a difference in power when you paddle? Iím looking to buy paddles for solo canoeing and Iím not sure what style is the best to get.... suggestions. please leave below. thanks
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brian
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Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 9:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Are you referring to paddle size or paddle shape?

The size is directly proportional to the height, strength and skill of the paddler. The shape? People could bend your ear on that one.
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bearbaithutch
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Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 1:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Oh. The Shape. (Square or oval ect.)
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brian
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Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 9:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

I like a long rectangular paddle for flatwater as it digs in deeper for a better grip. I like a short wide blade for whitewater as the water is not always deep enough for a long blade and I can swing it faster when doing cross-overs.
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bearbaithutch
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Registered: 08-2012


Posted on Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 1:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Alright Thanks. Ill try that style.

Thanks
Ryan

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