Explore the joys of sailing any time you want with ITIWIT. When it comes to kayak paddles, you have a wide range to choose from. It’s not always easy to find your way around when you are buying one for the first time. There are different types of paddles for different activity levels etc. This guide will provide you with adequate information to make the right choice.
You can choose a kayak paddle in accordance with several criteria.
DEPENDING ON YOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL
We suggest 2 types of activities in KAYAKING:
KAYAK FOR OCCASIONAL TRIPS
Choose an aluminium paddle, It is shock resistant.
KAYAK FOR REGULAR TRIPS
Choose a fibre or carbon paddle, It provides better performance.
DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF PADDLE
There are two types of Paddles. Fixed and detachable paddles. The detachable paddles are further available as 2-piece and 4-piece.
1) 4-piece paddles are very compact; they slip into a kayak bag and take up very little space.
2) 2-piece paddles are quite compact and robust. The ideal compromise.
3) Fixed paddles are more robust but less compact. If you are a regular user, this paddle will have less play.
DEPENDING ON YOUR SIZE
Hold your arm above the head. The paddle on the floor must reach your wrist (+10 cm for inflatable kayaks).
For convenience purposes (storage, transport), choose a detachable paddle.