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Beautiful look, great feel, perfect balance. That's what this Langford paddle delivers.
MEASURING CANOE PADDLE LENGTH
There are many ways to select the paddle length that’s right for you depending on your height, water conditions (open lakes vs shallow rivers), strength and personal preference. A general rule of thumb is to measure the distance from the top of your foot standing up to somewhere between your throat and nose.
SELECTING THE RIGHT CANOE PADDLE BLADE SHAPE
Our canoe paddles come in a beaver tail or otter tail shape. The beaver tail is wider and pulls more water ideal for paddling against the wind or covering larger distances. The otter tail blade is narrower or sleeker for easier water strokes—which comes at the cost of power given less blade area.
SELECTING THE RIGHT CANOE PADDLE MATERIAL
Our canoe paddles come three types of wood. Poplar is very white in colour and a popular entry level affordable option. Ash is more cream in colour (compared to poplar), strong and heavier making it a good mid-range choice. Cherry is a premium wood, reddish in colour that’s strong yet light. The different designs will not affect performance but may result in differing colour contrasts depending on the wood selected.
THE IDEAL SCENARIO
Many paddlers have a selection of paddles to suit individual conditions and to guard against loss of damage. You certainly don’t want to find yourself "up a creek without a paddle" as they say. So try and balance out a paddle you may wish to use for general conditions and a back-up for those less likely scenarios.