What is the best canoe paddle?

What are the different types of canoe paddles?

Canoe Paddle Materials

  • Wood Paddles. Wood paddles are definitely still the most popular. …
  • Fiberglass/Carbon Paddles. Fiberglass and Carbon paddles are generally very light and maintenance free. …
  • Aluminum and Plastic. Aluminum shafted paddles with plastic blades make popular spares because they are tough and hard to damage.

What length paddle do I need?

Kayak Paddle Sizing Guide

Kayak Width Under 23″ Over 32″
Paddler Height Recommended Paddle Length
Under 5′ 200 cm 230 cm
5′ to 5’6″ 210 cm 240 cm
5’7″ to 6′ 220 cm 240 cm

What are short canoe paddles used for?

River/Whitewater Canoe Paddles

Designed with shorter, wider and stiffer blades. These paddles respond to the quick power maneuvers required when paddling fast water and whitewater conditions of rivers and streams. Blade styles include; beavertail, Sugar-island, and whitewater.

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