With so many paddles in the market today, it’s already a headache to decide which one to buy let alone to decide which size is right for you.
In this quick guide, I will show you how easy it is to determine what size paddle to use.
Note: this is a general guide based on a formula developed by a combination of dragon boat manufacturers.
We usually determine the length by following some simple steps:
1. Sit upright on your buttocks on a flat surface. (e.g a chair or bench) 2. Raise your right arm vertically upwards pointing the ceiling 3. Measure the length between the center of your palm to your buttocks.
Table of paddle sizes:
Measurement from center of palm to buttocks (cm) 12 114 117 119 122 124 127 130 132