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Besides the board the paddle is the most important part of the Stand Up Paddle sport.
The selection has risen in the past years. High-end carbon paddles, Glassfiber and Glassfiber-Carbon hybrid paddles or the simpler aluminium paddles, you get it all here at your specialized Stand Up Paddle shop.
Small Paddle tutorial:What kind of paddle should I buy?
One-piece, 2-piece Variopaddle or 3-piece paddle
One-piece paddles have to be adapted to the person who is going to use it. (the paddle comes with the handle on the side) So, the paddle has to be cut to the right length fort he owner and afterwards the handle is glued in. Those paddles float and are also the lightest ones on the market.
2-piece paddles are adjustable in length and can be used by several people. If you are not limited in transportation size (length is about 160cm to 180cm) you will get a light and sturdy paddle.
3-piece paddles are adjustable in length and can be taken apart for transport. Since this is the best selling kind, you can get such a paddle at varying prices and qualities. They fit inside your i-SUP boardbag.
What kind of paddle for what kind of rider?
When you have decided if to get a 1,2 or 3-piece paddle, you get to the decision of quality. Of course you will choose, concerning price-performance ratio.
Aluminium PaddleThose paddles are rather heavy and the linking mechanisms not particularly of high value. Without an extra floater they do not swim! Therefore, they are not recommendable to serious paddlers. Unfortunately they also tend to bend on heavyduty.
Glass PaddleThese paddles are already stiffer and are available at various price levels. The lower priced ones come with a plastic paddle blade and the costlier ones already with a paddle blade made of glass fiber.
Recommendable for the allround to the slight sportive sectore.