lost and confused whilst picking a paddle
Confused as to which paddle and what length.
3 years sea kayaker getting into white water this season. Bought me a used Jackson 2 Fun and have been out in Golden close to a dozen times and on grizzly a couple times.
5ft 6inches. Arms couple inches shorter than normal. Prefer wider stance on the shaft than typical.
Have been borrowing a 191 Werner twist BS from the shop (normal shaft size). With a 191 I realized that it maybe slightly long for places like golden (I like real vertical strokes because this stubby boat turns too soon!). So I thought I would shoot for 189-188cm but the shop guys think thats too small.
When I paddle I feel like a cm of the shaft is burried in the water (past the blade attachment). Not sure and am confused!
Was thinking of the Werner Twist glass or the AT2Flexi. The AT2 flexi is got more surface area but I think I would be fine since the flex shaft should not make me feel too overburdened! The twist is the tried and true one ...but it does not move me ...I dont feel the water ... I tried the At2 in a 194-196 at the pool and the feel is nice. I tried the At4 on the river and did not like it much! Too stiff.
Its a lot of money so I am not sure what to do.
Your thoughts are welcomed. Thanks.