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Wooden paddles are great, they are generally lighter than plastic ones, and much warmer to hold in your hands. This is a great mid spec all round paddle made from sustainable European timbers of Aspen and Alder. The laminated construction gives greater strength properties and the paddle benefits from a reinforced tip. Using two types of wood also gives added strength and blade rigidity which in turn makes the paddle more effective and more efficient so you will go further for the same amount of effort!
It is treated using a unique mixture of varnish resins to protect the wood and help the paddle last a life time.
The blade measures 54cm long and 18cm wide and has a blade area of 804 square centimetres and weighs in at approximately 750g. This paddle is perfectly suited to all round use in all types of canoes
If you need to work out paddle sizes, as always there’s more than one way skin an egg. The simplest way is to measure from the middle of your ‘Chipple’ region to the floor. (Chin to Nipples is your Chipple region) and if you have a paddle of about this size you should be fine!
The somewhat more refined way of measuring for your paddle is as follows.
Kneel down on one knee ensuring both knees are at 90 degrees, just like in the picture,
although you don’t have to have a dog, but they can help. Hold a pole/brush vertically with your hand, again like in the picture with your arm roughly horizontal. Then measure form the top edge of your closed hand to the floor. Take this measurement and then select the paddle with the shaft length that is closest to your measurement. This then gives you the Paddle Length you need for that particular design of paddle.
As always if you have any questions, drop us a mail or give us a call.
Mid Wood Paddle
Shaft Length Paddle Length
Thanks to Grant, Ellie and Gigha from CAG Adventures for the picture.