If I'm 5'9" what length should my paddle be?

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asked Apr 26, 2017 in Stand Up Paddle Boarding by jackmcd3 (15 points)

3 Answers

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answered Jun 13, 2017 by ohallork (175 points)
8"-10" above your height. Depends on what type of paddling you do. 10" for flat water, 8" for whitewater. Some racers like to go shorter too. Be aware of your board thickness and how far above water you are, an inflatable will put you higher out of water compared to a hardboard with a lowered standing area.
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answered Apr 26, 2017 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
Based on the information on the website below you will be looking at 75-78".

http://www.quickbladepaddles.com/SUP-paddle-sizes/
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answered May 12, 2017 by Big Papa (113 points)
Hippostick and Quick blade have charts on their website. Best thing to do is buy a quality adjustable paddle and dial it in before ordering a one piece. Danny Ching just put out a really good video on paddle selection.
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