THE PADDLE LENGTH :
How to choose your paddle ?
It should not be forgotten that the paddle is the engine of the Stand Up Paddle.
Therefore, the choice of paddle is very important according to your different practices.
To paddle properly and be effective in your movements without injuring your back, the length of the paddle must be adapted to the size of the rider.
The objective is to be effective with each stroke of the paddle. To do this, the blade must be fully submerged to achieve the best performance.
If you touch the water with the tip of the paddle you will not be able to have an optimal speed.
In the opposite, a paddle that is too large will cause slow movements, especially in the action of bringing the paddle forward.
If the paddler is straight as an i when paddling then there is a good chance that his paddle will be too big. Paddling involves using the entire upper body and not just the arms.