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One of the most common question we receive is “what size kayak paddle do I need”. Having the right size paddle is one of the most important factors in having an enjoyable day out on the water. Using the wrong sized paddle can result in fatigue, blisters, and may ultimately cause you to give up kayaking. Then you would stop reading our blogs and that would make us sad.
Welcome to the ACK family one of our newest paddle brands, OSO Bay Paddles. These paddles are designed to include similar features as most top brands, but at a lower price points.
In the name of transparency and pure curiosity, we’ve decided to start a monthly numbers series that focuses on a different category. At the end of each month, we’ll take a look at the quantity sold of a specific category (kayaks, SUPs, paddles, and fishing) and feature the top 5 products.
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.