Paddle Length

“What Length Paddle Should I Be Using?”

The length of the paddle one should use is determined by overall height, followed by skill or experience level. Generally taller paddlers will require a longer paddle, and those with more experience can take advantage of a longer paddle to gain a longer stroke and deliver more force through the water.

The following illustration is a rough starting point in helping you select an appropriate-length paddle. Please consult with your coach, and test out few different length paddles to see what is most comfortable for your ability.

NOTE: To find the recommended length using the diagram, first find your height on the LEFT, and follow the same colour across to see the paddle length corresponding to your experience level.

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