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Looking for a new paddle and want to show your Texas pride (as most Texans do)?
Not all paddles are created equal. Once you’ve taken your pick of a yak, deciding on a paddle to compliment your boat and fit your needs is the next step.
How do I know which length suits me best? If you hold the paddle straight up and down on the floor next to you the blade on the floor should be touching the ground and the top blade should be about six inches above your head from the bottom of the top blade.
by Danny Mongno, Werner Paddles Marketing Manager As someone who’s paddling his SUP (Stand Up Paddle board) every chance I get, I’m here to tell you folks that investing in the best paddle you can afford is super important. Every stand up paddler is unique, but we all share a common goal – paddling as efficiently as possible so we can spend more time on the water.
Every once in a while our stores are visited by expert guests who come to share their knowledge with our customers and staff. This time, we have experienced paddler and Werner Paddles Regional Sales Manager/Field Marketing Coordinator Danny Mongno coming to both our Austin and Houston locations to present his in-store Paddles and Paddling seminar.
Most of you probably own a paddle or two and already take advantage of what is commonly referred to as feathering but there is a good possibility that some of you don’t. For those unfamiliar with the term “feathering”, it’s the action of positioning your blades at opposite angles to one another to reduce the wind resistance while paddling.
You’ve got the basics, kick it up a notch with gear that’ll provide a more enjoyable kayak fishing experience. It’s no revelation that Kayak Fishing has become one of the fastest growing segments within the paddling industry during the past decade.
You may have been there once, that moment when you are standing in front of a display of paddles, debating between buying a lower or middle range paddle or the cool looking, super light and oh-so-pretty one on other side. You focus on standing in front of the lower end section trying to convince yourself to spend less.