Whitewater
General
note I use a 180 all the time even in WW
Forum: SurfZone
fensalir
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there are pros and cons to going shorter. Demo what you can. Because it took me almost 2 years to get down to this length. I went shorter over time. it changes the way you have to paddle and roll. there are times I wish i had a longer paddle esp in WW but I am so use to paddling with a short paddle a long paddle feels very strange. I have been thinking of cutting down my paddle to about 178 but I think 180 is where it is going stay.

Pros:
higher reps for for take off
less paddle to be grabbed and pulled by wave
less paddle to move around for fine movements

Cons:
Less power stroke esp during paddle out
Roll is more difficult (at first in m thought)
more paddle to use as a leverage point for rodeo style tricks (if you are interested doing them)

Charles
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