note I use a 180 all the time even in WW
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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.

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

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)

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