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New sup paddle purchase

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Created by DaveL1963 29 days ago, 21 Mar 2021
DaveL1963
NSW, 20 posts
21 Mar 2021 8:40AM
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Looking at purchasing a new paddle. Primarily used for flatwater and touring, occasional ocean paddle. I currently use a Sunova Silver wave, which has a stock standard, 82 blade. Only paddle I've ever used, so unable to compare to others. I am 58 yrs old, 80 kg, had previous shoulder issues, paddle 2x per week/10-12 km each time. I am interested in the KeNalu Kohini paddle. Currently on sale for $499. Their website recommends a 90sq" blade for my weight. Any feedback on this paddle, blade size, shaft options and grip would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

AusDaz
WA, 16 posts
21 Mar 2021 5:11PM
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That's a really big blade size for your size and current level of paddling. I would suggest more like 82-84 sqi.

Compare size recommendations from other manufacturers. I think Quickblade has a chart.

burchas
100 posts
21 Mar 2021 8:43PM
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If you're going for the KeNalu, the Mana 82 would be the better choice imo, especially in light of your shoulder issues.
The Konihi is harder on the shoulders in my experience.

DaveSandan
VIC, 1084 posts
22 Mar 2021 8:45AM
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I am older and the same weight as you and have the Mana 82 and it's perfect so I would go with that.

DaveL1963
NSW, 20 posts
22 Mar 2021 6:01PM
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Awesome feedback, thankyou . Exactly what I was hoping for. Sounds like the Mana 82 is the way to go. Any recommendations re shaft options?

DaveSandan
VIC, 1084 posts
22 Mar 2021 8:58PM
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I have the XTuff shaft.



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