Buy kayak paddles
You should pay attention to this when buying a kayak paddle
The kayak paddle is one of the most important kayak accessories and should be chosen carefully. It is advisable to use well-known kayak brands such as NRS , Railblaza , Victron or Plastimo in order to obtain the appropriate quality. You have to keep in mind that you will hold the kayak paddle in your hands for the entire kayak tour and therefore the comfort of a paddle is of great importance. The kayak paddle handles, in particular, should be comfortable and padded, but the weight of the paddle is also critical. A kayak paddle should be as light as possible and fit comfortably in your hands.
Kayak paddle longevity
In a kayak, a double paddle is generally used, which has a much longer shaft. A paddle blade is attached to both ends of the paddle. Both the paddle stick and the paddle ends can be made of different materials. In addition to wood, aluminum, polystyrene or kevlar are often used. At Galaxy Kajaks, we recommend a paddle made of polystyrene, as it is not only very light, but also durable. It is advisable to take a spare paddle with you, especially on longer kayaking tours, in case the actual oar is lost. In addition to a life jacket , a kayak seat , the right paddle clothing and oneKayak carts include a paddle as standard equipment for a kayak excursion. Furthermore, when buying a kayak paddle you should also consider whether the paddle is for a fishing kayak or a recreational kayakshould be used. In addition, you should buy a particularly light paddle with good ergonomic properties, especially for sports and racing kayaks. Wooden paddles often have the problem that they are very heavy and can also break faster in the right weather conditions. In contrast, aluminum paddles are durable. However, it should be noted that they can become uncomfortable, especially in cold temperatures, as the aluminum can cool down quickly. A good interim solution is therefore paddles made of solid plastic, which practically combine the properties of the paddles mentioned.