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Parts of the Hoe

T Grip

This is the grip at the top of the shaft

Shaft

Oval/round cross section shape, can be straight or have a slight bend near the T Grip

Blade

Can vary in shape and size, common sizes are 23cm-24cm wide for kids paddle and 24cm-26cm wide for adults paddle

How to measure your Hoe

When choosing your paddle there are two key measurements you will need to consider

1. The overall length

2. The width of the blade

Paddle measurements are often measured in inches

e.g. Overall length – 50”

Blade width – 9.5”

Below are some simple guides for choosing the correct length paddle:

Paddler Height Paddle Length
5’0” - 5’2” / 152cm-158cm
45” – 47”
5’3” - 5’5” / 160cm-165cm
46” – 49”
5’6” - 5’8” / 167cm-172cm
48” – 51”
5’9” - 5’11” / 175cm-180cm
50” – 52”
6’0” - 6’2” / 183cm-188cm
51” – 53”
6’3” - 6’5” / 190cm-195cm
52” – 54”

Age Division Paddle Length
Blade Width
Midget - Intermediate 45” – 48”
9” – 9.25”
J16 – J19
46” – 49”
9.25” – 9.5”
Open +
48” – 51”
9.5” – 10”

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