Choosing a Paddle

When purchasing a kayak one of the things that very often gets overlooked is the paddle.  While your kayak choice is very important, your paddle choice is almost as important.  Think of your paddle to the kayak as the engine is to your car.  You won’t make it far without one.

There are many things to consider when choosing a paddle.  Length, weight,  blade shape, flex, & adjust-ability will have the biggest impact on your paddling experience. At Summit Sports we feature Werner Paddles.  We believe they make some of the best paddles you can find.  Below are some great videos explaing their different paddles.

 
Skagit

Camano

Kalliste

Ikelos/Cyprus

Bent Shaft