Greenland Paddle Company
Sizing Greenland Paddles
                

KEEPING THE TRADITION ALIVE


Carbon Fiber Paddle Sizes:

Length: Loom: Blade: Tip:

210cm (82-1/2") 42cm (16-1/2") 84cm (33") 8.25cm (3-1/4")
215cm (84-1/2") 47cm (18-1/2") 84cm (33") 8.25cm (3-1/4")
220cm (86-1/2") 52cm (20-1/2") 84cm (33") 8.25cm (3-1/4")
225cm (88-1/2") 57cm (22-1/2") 84cm (33") 8.25cm (3-1/4")


Stock WRC Paddle Sizes:

Length: Loom: Blade: Tip:

84" 18" 33" 3-1/4"
86" 19" 33-1/2" 3-1/4"
88" 20" 34" 3-1/4"


Storm Paddle Size:

Length: Loom: Blade: Tip:

70" 6" 32" 3-1/4"

How to measure for a Greenland paddle


Paddle Length:

Method 1:
Stand flat-footed on level ground and raise one arm overhead. Measure from the ground to where your fingers would wrap over the top of the blade.

Method 2:
Measure your arm span from fingertip to fingertip (arm span) then add the distance from your elbow to your fingertips (cubit).
 

      


Blade Width:

The blade width is the maximum width that you can comfortably hold in your hand between the thumb and forefinger. Common blades widths are 3" to 3-1/2".

                               
   
Loom Length:   

Loom length is roughly determined by letting your arms hang by your sides then raising your forearms 90-degrees (now parallel to the ground). While holding a yardstick measure the distance to the inside of your hands along the inside of the thumb/forefinger. This works well for narrow kayaks. If your kayak is wider than your loom length measurement you may want to make the loom length the same as your kayak width.


Loom Width/Thickness:

Make a circle with your thumb and forefinger. This actually forms a rectangle. Take both measurements. The longer measurement is the loom width. The shorter measurement is the loom height.



Sizing Considerations:

The guidelines for paddle sizing are just that - guidelines.
Your paddle dimensions may be adjusted based on your needs.

Greenland Paddle Company paddles are made by hand not by computers. The beauty of a hand-made paddle is its uniqueness. Minor variations in dimensions, symmetry, and appearance may occur. 

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