The paddle used for inflatable kayaks is not necessarily identical to the ones that go with traditional hard-shell kayaks. Mostly, inflatable kayaks are wider than standard kayaks. This increased width needs to be accounted for when shopping for a paddle, along with your height and the kind of paddling you would be typically resorting to.
Let’s discuss how to choose a kayak paddle in a bit more detail.
There are a few things to consider when choosing a paddle for a kayak, be it inflatable or hard-shell.
How to choose kayak Paddle Length?
An inflatable kayak’s paddle length usually falls in the 220 to 240 cm range. There are multiple factors to consider when choosing the correct length:
- your height
- your kayak’s width
- your paddling style and angle