Some Important Questions to Ask When Looking for the Right Kayak Paddle
March 12, 2017
Not all of you can use the same paddle and inflatable kayak as everyone else. The reason is because it is different for everyone. The function of a paddle is to be your hands and, as for the kayak itself, its function is as your body. Thus, you need the right paddle or hand for your kayak or body. Various variables will inevitably affect your choice to have the proper paddle, ranging from the length, weight, material, blade shape, flexibility, and of course the price.
To choose the best kayak paddles for you, there are some questions that you need to ask to yourself and they are as follows:
• What is the width of your kayak? Wide kayaks such as a tandem kayak or folding kayaks require a longer paddle. A longer paddle allows you to paddle without rubbing against the side of your kayak. Paddles that are too short require extra effort to do a good stroke. All parts of the blade cannot be paddling the water with perfect so it is very difficult to make your kayak drove well. Control of the direction of the kayak will be disrupted if the blade is not pedaling perfectly.
• How do you paddle you like most? If you like to paddle fast, short, rapid strokes, the size of the shorter paddle will make you more efficient pedaling. If you like to paddle leisurely wading or like the long trek, paddle length will produce a mild stroke thus saving energy for a long voyage.
• How high are you? In general, the higher require a longer paddle. A short person more appropriate use paddle shorter stroke to produce a lightweight and efficient.
• Do you buy for your child? Select paddle designed especially for children. These paddles are made smaller and in a weight which is proportionate, making it easy for children to use.