Re: blade width

Posted by FrankP on Jul 29, 2004

Well blades are generally somewhere between 5 and 6.5 inches for touring blades, from my limited experience. I think honestly there is no real set standard. Just go with what you think will be good and then adjust. Shawn Baker's website actually has a link to a paddle "test" that someone did to find the perfect paddle size for himself. He built several different paddles with different blade sizes and lengths. I think he built 5.5 and 6 inch blades.


In Response to: blade width by Gober on Jul 29, 2004