I read the article about choosing a kayak paddle. I am 6'03" tall, my wife is 5'07" tall, and our tandem kayak (Riot Escape Duo) is 34.6" wide. Based on your chart, a 250cm paddle is recommended for both of us. However, I only see paddles up to 240cm available on your website.
We are casual, recreational paddlers. Its a sit on top kayak. I would like decent paddles, but don't want to spend $500/ea.
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Great question @RichieZ . If I'm looking at the correct boat it appears that the seats are sitting up high on this model sit-on-top. That can impact paddle length as well , mostly changing the angle of entry. For this style boat I would say a 240 for you and 230 for your wife would be a good starting point. You certainly don't need to spend $500 to get your hands on a very nice light, stiff paddle that glides like a dream through the water. I think many underestimate the impact of a really nice paddle. Werner paddles are always a great place to start. You won't regret investing in good paddles.
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