200-230cm Adjustable Fiberglass Kayak Paddle
|Dimensions||200 to 230 cm|
This strong, yet lightweight paddle quickly adjusts for different sized paddlers.
The West Marine 200-230cm Adjustable Fiberglass Kayak Paddle features a special handle system that lets you know the paddle angle at all times to ensure you're getting the best paddling efficiency. A fiberglass shaft is stronger and lighter than an aluminum shaft, plus it won't feel cold as the temperature drops. An adjustable length makes it perfect for families or having as a spare when you have guests of different heights or several kayaks in your fleet. Drip rings are included to prevent water from running off the paddle and entering your kayak (particularly important for sit-in kayak use).
- Adjustable length with locking system
- Special handle system lets you know the paddle angle at all times
- Comfortable polyolefin grips
- Paddle floats if dropped in the water
- Drip rings included
- Material: Fiberglass shaft, nylon blades
- Length: Adjusts from 200cm to 230cm (6'6 3/4" to 7'6 1/2")
Choosing a paddle length
When considering paddle length, a good rule to follow is to choose a paddle that's 30cm or roughly a foot taller than you when holding it upright. Also, make sure to take into account the width of your kayak in addition to your height. The greater the kayak width, the more paddle length is needed to reach the water. If you have a sit-on-top kayak and your seat is raised six or more inches above the base, add about three inches to your paddle length.
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