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SUP Paddles - What you need to know to choose and adjust a paddle

Apr 15, 2022

This video is all about paddles. I start with what materials paddles are often made of and pros and cons when selecting a paddle. In the video I didn't talk about fiberglass construction at all. I'm not an expert on them but think of them as a great happy medium between carbon fiber and aluminum. They are generally lighter and have great durability.

I cover the main differences between a fixed and adjustable paddle (2 and 3 piece adjustable) and considerations when choosing a new paddle.

How to adjust your adjustable SUP Paddle to fit you best. Different folks have different techniques for adjusting the length of a paddle, at the end of the day it's a personal thing. Use my recommendations or others you've learned as a starting point, then tweak for your body and paddling preferences. If you have questions, take a photo of you holding your paddle and send it to me, I'll fire back feedback.

Lastly, I hit how to hold your paddle and why.

Reference: Quickblade Paddle SUP Paddle Size Chart,

If you are looking for more information or assistance in selecting a paddle, sizing or using it Contact Me.

If you are looking to learn more about Stand Up Paddling, how to get into the sport, or how to build on your skills, check out my SUP Lessons and SUP Certifications.

Hope to see you on the water soon!