What kind of paddles for Greenland 2

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alexbern65
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What kind of paddles for Greenland 2

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I have a newer edition of GII with what seems to be the original 250 aluminum paddles. They are kind of heavy to be used on a longer trips.

Does anybody have any suggestions of what would be a good replacement? Size, material, blade size etc.

I am 5"10' and my wife is smaller.

Thank you
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Re: What kind of paddles for Greenland 2

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I think the original paddles are longer than 250. The problem you will find is in just finding any paddles longer than 230 without have to order them. I think I bought some carbon, 4 piece paddles from Aquabound, but the longest they had was 250. I can paddle from the rear seat with 230, but I need to be up a little higher to help keep me (6"1') from occasionally knocking my knuckles on the cockpit coaming. This is despite years using a 230.

I would get the longest, lightest paddles you can find and afford. Instantly makes the paddling experience better. Your wife will benefit from have more cushions to something to improve her heigth in relation to the cockpit coaming.

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Re: What kind of paddles for Greenland 2

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Using more torso rotation along with arm movement allows you to use a shorter paddle. I think we use a 230 and 240 in our AII.
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Re: What kind of paddles for Greenland 2

Post by alexbern65 »

Thanks for the suggestions. I decided to get a Adventure Technology Quest 240cm paddle for my wife to try; found a good deal on it. If that does not work out for her, I can return it. I will keep the original aluminum one for myself for now as I sit at stern.

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Re: What kind of paddles for Greenland 2

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My favourite paddle for my Aerius 2 is one by Nautiride it is called Eskimo. It,s worth looking at for the future, it has a nice slender blade. I am sure you will find the paddles that you will be using do in fact do the job ok, once you get your strokes to match, I found separate boats a better option.

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