Except for the Vagabond and Orinoco canoes, use a 2-bladed kayak paddle (~230 cm length) for most flat water. If you are shorter than 5'5" you might consider a paddle length of 220 cm. Narrower hulls, like that on the Safari, make it easier to paddle with a shorter paddle.
A 4-piece paddle is handier to pack than a 2-piece paddle. If using the boat in shallow streams or fast rivers requiring maneuvering, pick a shorter paddle with a strong blade to fend off rock dings. Innova carries several models of easy-to-pack AquaBound 4-part paddles.
Labels: Paddles, Performance