Whitewater Kayak Paddles from Lost Paddle
Whitewater kayaking can be a wonderful experience. But, in order for your time on the water to be enjoyable, you do need to be properly prepared and equipped. One of the most important items for you to have is a whitewater paddle. A good paddle can mean the difference between gliding through the water with ease and struggling with every stroke. Here at Lost Kayak Paddle Shop, we offer a wide range of quality-made whitewater kayak paddles, and we’re always happy to help you choose the right one to meet your needs.
Seek the Right Shaft
When choosing from our whitewater paddle selection, pay careful attention to the shaft options. While any type of paddle shaft can be good, you have to choose the best one to meet your specific needs and the demands of the water you will be paddling in.
For example, paddles with straight shafts are a good choice if you want a simple, lightweight option. Bent shafts, on the other hand, are ergonomically designed for increased comfort, which can be helpful for those who kayak very frequently or who get sore or stiff while kayaking.
We can help you to explore the different shaft options and to choose the best fit for you.
Look for the Right Length
Paddle shifts aren’t the only features that differ from one paddle to the next. You will also find that kayak paddles come in varying lengths. Longer paddles are good for wider kayaks, taller people, and for kayaking in rougher waters. However, with that said, some people do prefer shorter paddles, and there are also extendable paddles where you can vary the length depending on your needs at a specific time. We carry paddles in a range of lengths and offer helpful sizing guides to help you find your ideal match.
Be Thoughtful About Blade Sizing
Finally, you also need to choose the right size paddle blade. Larger blades are good when you need to move through the water quickly and are strong enough to maneuver them. Smaller blades, on the other hand, work best in calmer waters or for more leisurely trips. Plus, some kayakers simply find them more comfortable.
Need Some Advice?
As you can see, a lot of thought should go into choosing a whitewater paddle. But, remember, you don’t have to make a selection all on your own. We are always glad to provide advice and experience-based recommendations. Just reach out to us if you need our help!