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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 Selecting the perfect kayak paddle is probably the most important decision you will make as a boater. That’s because the paddle is your engine, your tool to transfer energy to the water.
Werner Paddles has added two big names to their whitewater paddling teams including the multi-talented Haley Mills and world renowned white water paddler Rush Sturges. These are some exciting additions and I encourage you to check out a little more about each paddler on the Werner blog for Haley and for Rush.
NRS films brings us another beautifully made paddling film that tells the amazing story of Greg Mallory who wound up paralyzed from the waist down after a terrible skiing accident and as a result turned to paddling. Today, he’s is a skilled Class V whitewater paddler who finds comfort, strength and kinship on the water.
You may have caught our blog a while back about the new NRS film Cascada being announced. Well here it is!
A team of four very talented whitewater paddlers including Steve Fisher, Tyler Brandt, Ben Marr and Rush Sturges band together to take on the world’s largest rapids, the Inga rapids of the Lower Congo River – twice as steep and 100 times the average volume of those found on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. It went down in April 2012 and is now available for download on iTunes or purchase via their website.
How should paddling fit into your life? What about the outdoors in general?
NBC Sports’ World of Adventure Sports (WoAS) returns this Sunday with coverage from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games earlier this year. This event called athletes from around the world including paddlers (kayaks & SUPs), cyclists, runners and more from a total of 23 different disciplines.
NRS doesn’t skimp when it comes to their short films. You might’ve caught our updates recently on the Remains of a River Series, but they’ve just released the next installment of their equally impressive Of Souls + Water and we couldn’t help but share.
As a retailer that sells paddlesports and other outdoor products based in Central Texas, we anxiously await any chance for rain; gazing at the sky for dark clouds, eyeing weather radars online, and turning up the volume on the TV when the forecaster makes an appearance, all for even the slightest chance of rain to fill our creeks, rivers, and lakes… so we can paddle!