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Old 08-17-2004, 02:02 PM
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Perhaps this is a "frequently asked question" but I just purchased a Ocean Kayak Malibu 2
BUT I still need to get some paddles. EMS had these cheapies, mid cheapies and expensive, running from $60, $90, $140++ but really don't know what I should get for casual paddling. I'm just 5'8" and the wife is 5'2" so not sure where to go with this. Any recommendations or experiences both good or bad?

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Perhaps this is a "frequently asked question" but I just purchased a Ocean Kayak Malibu 2
BUT I still need to get some paddles. EMS had these cheapies, mid cheapies and expensive, running from $60, $90, $140++ but really don't know what I should get for casual paddling. I'm just 5'8" and the wife is 5'2" so not sure where to go with this. Any recommendations or experiences both good or bad?

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Old 08-18-2004, 09:19 AM
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baja might answer this in more detail, but I'll just say having a light paddle is nice, it cuts down on fatigue. Check out the bending branches line. I think with your boat you would paddle a 230, maybe a 220.
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Old 08-18-2004, 12:47 PM
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ok thanks. I wasn't sure what the correct length should be.

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Old 08-19-2004, 08:10 AM
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You can't go wrong with a 230 for the Malibu. Don't go too cheap on a paddle as they tend to be toys. The paddle's your means of getting your energy to the water. A great paddle that won't break the bank is the Cannon Wave with aluminum shaft for $75 or with a fiberglass shaft for $125.
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Old 08-19-2004, 10:19 AM
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Thanks, baja, I went with 230 aqua land? seacludes. I think they're 2 piece paddles.

hopefully be taking a maiden voyage (non fishing ) Sat.

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