Canoes are available with the following side shapes.Straight Sides:
- Provide less secondary stability than other side shapes.
- Are less popular than other side shapes.
- Narrow in width as the side rises above the waterline.
- Let you keep the paddle almost perpendicular to the water.
- Increase the power and efficiency of your stroke.
- Increase in width as the side rises above the waterline.
- Provide greater stability in rough waves.