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To choose the canoe paddle length, stand up and hold the paddle with the tip of the blade on the ground. The paddle’s grip should be between your chin and your nose.

For a more accurate measurement, sit on the canoe seat and hold the paddle so that its grip is at your shoulder height. Most of the paddle’s blade should be under the water, with only the top of the blade above the waterline.

Choosing the right canoe paddle length
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