FIBERGLASS ADJUSTABLE PADDLE

RUGGED, LIGHTWEIGHT AND VARIABLE LENGTHS ADJUSTMENTS

Rugged, lightweight and variable lengths adjustment, due to the latch system, this paddle can be easily adapted to different heights. The Vanhunks Fibreglass Paddles are an easy and fun way to start SUP’ing. These paddles are hard wearing, long-lasting paddles and great to use. The Vanhunks adjustable Fibreglass SUP paddle is the perfect tool to transfer your force into the water. Designed with a nice balance between flex and stiffness this paddle will do everything you desire. A good ergonomic handle with a precise blade size and angle ensure you the full support of your equipment in every situation.

SELECTING THE CORRECT BLADE SIZE can litterly make or break you…

THE RIGHT SIZE PADDLE IS THE PADDLE THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TO MAINTAIN GOOD FORM

Your appropriate stroke rate, and glide per stroke for the duration and intensity of your workout or race. The correct blade size depends on a number of factors that should be considered.  This may also result in selecting a second paddle, just as golf not one single paddle will cover every scenario.

Some Factors to consider:
1 Your body size: The big guys can normally handle the big guns.
2 Your strength to weight ratio: Dynamite comes is small packages, but so does Jelly, if you are dynamite you can handle a larger blade.
3 Your paddle performance: some paddlers can go all day, higher cadence and other paddlers quick and powerful, a lower cadence. Higher cadence smaller blade, lower cadence bigger blade.
4 The size of your paddleboard: as a general rule you might select a smaller paddle (higher cadence) when paddling a shorter SUP.
5 The length of your SUP session: Longer sessions may require using a smaller paddle blade, higher cadence.  Short sessions may require a bigger blade.
6 Injuries: having problems with joints and elbows, a smaller blade will take some pressure off?

BELOW IS A GENERAL GUIDELINE TO SELECTING THE CORRECT PADDLE…

Your final selection will depend on various factors and you might even add more than one paddle to your collection.

(Lbs) Kg Blade Size in SQ inches Model / Design Recommended Use
105 to 145 45 to 65  80 to 85 Competitive Race / Surf
110 to 150 50 to 70 83  to 88 All Around
125 to 165 55 to 75 84 to 89 Competitive Race / Surf
140 to 180 60 to 80 85 to 90 All Around
145 to 185 65 to 85 86 to 93 Competitive Race / Surf
165 to 205 75 to 95 88 to 95 Competitive Race / Surf

ADJUSTING YOUR PADDLE to the correct length makes all the difference…

ENSURE YOUR PADDLE IS THE CORRECT LENGTH IN RELATION TO YOUR BODY LENGTH, THIS WILL ENSURE YOUR POSTURE IS CORRECT DURING PADDLING AND WILL ASSISTS WITH BALANCE.

There is no magic formula, so experiment with various heights to our find the perfect match to your style and height.  The below table is a guideline and is not the rule, these are recommended paddle lengths by paddler height. Your personal preference, skill level, physical attributes and intended usage may require a different choice.

Heel to top of your head Recommended Paddle Length from the Floor to the top of the handle
Rider Height   Race Surf Tour
Foot Inches Centimeter   Inches’ Centimeters   Inches’ Centimeters   Inches’ Centimeters
4′ 48″ 122cm 53″ 135 52″ 132 54″ 137
4′ 1″ 49″ 124cm 54″ 137 53″ 135 55″ 140
4′ 2″ 50″ 127cm 55″ 140 54″ 137 57″ 145
4′ 3″ 51″ 130cm 56″ 142 55″ 140 58″ 147
4′ 4″ 52″ 132cm 57″ 145 56″ 142 59″ 150
4′ 5″ 53″ 135cm 58″ 147 57″ 145 60″ 152
4′ 6″ 54″ 137cm 59″ 150 58″ 147 61″ 155
4′ 7″ 55″ 140cm 61″ 155 59″ 150 62″ 157
4′ 8″ 56″ 142cm 62″ 157 60″ 152 63″ 160
4′ 9″ 57″ 145cm 63″ 160 62″ 157 64″ 163
4′ 10″ 58″ 147cm 64″ 163 63″ 160 66″ 168
4′ 11″ 59″ 150cm 65″ 165 64″ 163 67″ 170
5′ 60″ 152cm 66″ 168 65″ 165 68″ 173
5′ 1″ 61″ 155cm 67″ 170 66″ 168 69″ 175
5′ 2″ 62″ 157cm 68″ 173 67″ 170 70″ 178
5′ 3″ 63″ 160cm 69″ 175 68″ 173 71″ 180
5′ 4″ 64″ 163cm 70″ 178 69″ 175 72″ 183
5′ 5″ 65″ 165cm 72″ 183 70″ 178 73″ 185
5′ 6″ 66″ 168cm 73″ 185 71″ 180 75″ 191
5′ 7″ 67″ 170cm 74″ 188 72″ 183 76″ 193
5′ 8″ 68″ 173cm 75″ 191 73″ 185 77″ 196
5′ 9″ 69″ 175cm 76″ 193 75″ 191 78″ 198
5′ 10″ 70″ 178cm 77″ 196 76″ 193 79″ 201
5′ 11″ 71″ 180cm 78″ 198 77″ 196 80″ 203
6′ 72″ 183cm 79″ 201 78″ 198 81″ 206
6′ 1″ 73″ 185cm 80″ 203 79″ 201 82″ 208
6′ 2″ 74″ 188cm 81″ 206 80″ 203 84″ 213
6′ 3″ 75″ 191cm 83″ 211 81″ 206 85″ 216
6′ 4″ 76″ 193cm 84″ 213 82″ 208 86″ 218
6′ 5″ 77″ 196cm 85″ 216 83″ 211 87″ 221
6′ 6″ 78″ 198cm 86″ 218 84″ 213 88″ 224
6′ 7″ 79″ 201cm 87″ 221 85″ 216 89″ 226
6′ 8″ 80″ 203cm 88″ 224 86″ 218 90″ 229
6′ 9″ 81″ 206cm 89″ 226 87″ 221 92″ 234
6′ 10″ 82″ 208cm 90″ 229 89″ 226 93″ 236
6′ 11″ 83″ 211cm 91″ 231 90″ 229 94″ 239
7′ 84″ 213cm 92″ 234 91″ 231 95″ 241

*These are recommended paddles lengths by paddler height and are considered good choices for the majority of paddlers. Your personal preference, physical attributes or intended usage may require a choice different from the above recommendations.