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    Default Wanted 59inch wooden paddle

    Has any one got anything lying around that is suitable for a beginner?

    I have a couple but they are too short.

    Mick

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    The decathlon Yampa wooden paddle is 59" long and at 21.99 a great novice/reserve paddle.

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    Often shaft length is more important than overall paddle length, this might help to widen your search (or complicate things in which case i appologise! )

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    That looks a bargain. Where did you see the length.

    Yes @smurf that makes sense, blade could be long and handle short.

    It looks like a similar style to the one I have which is too short so I hope it will be OK.

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    It would be a good idea to work out the handle length you need before you buy anything. To do this I recommend sitting on a hard chair or bench with your back straight. Put the grip on the seat between your legs, next to your gentlemen's area and the handle should reach up to your eyebrows.

    It can't account for every variation in body shape but it's better than using overall length of the paddle. Grey Owl's website handily shows all of their paddles with handle length and overall length.
    "I'd far rather be happy than right any day"..........Slartibartfast

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    There are numerous threads here regarding methods for sizing a paddle, this one for example:

    http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/for...ighlight=broom

    Bottom line though is that it's really hard to understand what is the right size until you have tried numerous for extended periods. My collection keeps growing in the search for the optimum and after 10yrs of paddling I'm now starting to understand what works best for me. One piece of advice i would give though is if you are in doubt between two sizes go for the smaller one.

    The decathalon paddle is made mostly poplar which isn't a particularly durable wood to use for paddles but you can't really argue at that price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geomickb View Post
    That looks a bargain. Where did you see the length.
    https://www.decathlon.co.uk/yampa-15...d_8090638.html

    the "150" is the length in cm- hence 59 inches

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    I measured the one I have.

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    Thankyou

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