【 Method 1 】
Generally speaking, the length of the paddles is determined by user's height of reach. First, measure the height the user could reach when standing up, fully extends one arm vertically with both feet flat the ground. Fingertips should still able to curl over the top of the paddle. This measurement should be the ideal length of the paddle. This is your Vertical Reach.
【 Method 2 】
Stretch your arms outward and parallel to the floor. Keep your elbows and fingers straight. Measure the distance of your wingspan, between two farthest finger tips. This is your Horizontal Reach.
Place elbow of the dominant arm on a table top with forearm and hand pointing straight up. Measure the distance from the table top to the fingertips. This is your Cubit.
Add the two measurements together, the sum should be the ideal length of your paddle.
Paddlers who reach the same measurement using both methods have identified their ideal paddle length.
Paddlers who obtain significantly different measurements should consider other factors in choosing their paddle length, including width of boat, stroke style, and environmental conditions.
When in doubt, most paddlers are happier with a slightly shorter paddle because these paddles encourage torso rotation (utilizing abdominal muscles more than arm muscles), better blade placement, increased control, and less strain on shoulder joints.
【 Touring Paddle Size Recommendation 】- applicable model : Akiak, Nukilik
|measurement||under 54cm||54cm ~ 62cm||over 62cm|
|213cm ~ 217cm||210||220||220|
|218cm ~ 227cm||220||220||230|
【 Surfing Paddle Size Recommendation 】- applicable model : Kayakid, Aukaneck