- How to choose
High performance and reliability are ZJ's goal for ZJ canoe paddles.
As for the whitewater canoe paddle, the carbon fiber blade is created with an extremely lightweight feeling and helps you move forward easily.
As for the paddle length, you could choose a fixed-length paddle directly, or an adjustable paddle with a hard anodizing anti-corrosion aluminum alloy clamp that could be used by more people in different height.
We promise that ZJ will bring confidence and joy to all paddlers with ZJ paddles!
1. The buoyantly designed carbon blade creates an extremely light feeling and helps you move forward easily.
2. Flexible paddle with a hard anodizing anti-corrosion aluminum alloy adjuster that can suits you better and could be used by more people in different height.
3. Full carbon material, which reduces the weight and boosts the performance.
4. The Carbon Fiber Blade is made by Hand lay-up process, with PMI foam core and Epoxy Resin.
5. Prepreg Carbon Fiber Shaft.
48.5*19.5 cm/19.1*7.7 in
Fixed length: 125-160cm
Adjustable length: 10cm Extend
Blade Surface Area
125 sq in
1. If the Length is not listed on the selection listing, please kindly choose “Other” to submit the order and leave us a message in the ORDER NOTE (Length).
2. Normally ship out within 7 days after receiving your payment.
3. Please kindly unpack the package and check the paddles in front of the forwarder, please do not accept the package, not to sign the bill if there is any damage on the paddles, thanks, or we will be not responsible for the damaged paddles, hoping that you may understand it, thanks.
4. Please kindly note that all the sizes indicated are manual measured, there may be 5 MM more or less. If you prefer highly of the exactness, please kindly consider it before ordering. Thanks for your kind understanding.
5. All importing fees caused (Tax, duties, etc.) will be at buyer’s cost. To help you receive the products without any fees, we will help declare low value to save or avoid the fees. But please kindly note that we will not be responsible for any import fees if caused. Thanks for your kindly understanding.
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On the water: Sit inside the canoe and measure the vertical distance from your nose to the waterline. This measurement should match the distance from a paddle's grip to the throat, where the paddle shaft meets the blade.
In store, trying out a paddle: Kneel down with your bottom about 6" off the floor, as if sitting in a canoe. Hold the paddle upside down, with the grip on the floor. The throat of the paddle should be between your chin and your nose.
At home, without a paddle: Kneel down with your bottom about 6" off the floor, as if sitting in a canoe. Measure from the floor to your nose.
To fine-tune the fit:
For wider canoes or paddling from the stern (rear seat), consider adding 2" to the paddle length so you can reach the water without excessive leaning.
Buying for a child? Kid-specific paddles offer shorter lengths, narrower shafts and T-grips so little hands can control them more easily.
A lighter paddle means less fatigue during a long day of canoeing. But don't shop by weight alone—the best paddles balance weight, strength and flexibility. For flatwater canoeing, a flexible paddle helps absorb shock with every stroke. Whitewater enthusiasts prefer a strong, stiff paddle.
* Blade Shape
Blade shape is complex, but it can be simplified by where you paddle:
Long and skinny blades (traditional beavertail) are good for cruising on lakes.
Shorter and wider blades are best for rivers and shallow water.
Not sure what size to get? Paddle blades measuring 8" x 20" are most common and are a suitable choice for most canoeists.
There are 2 common shapes:
A palm grip (also called a pear or teardrop grip) offers flatwater paddlers excellent comfort and control. The shape fits naturally into the palm of your hand and is comfortable for long trips. Most paddles have a palm grip.
A T-grip lets you wrap your fingers around the handle, so it offers precise control and a sure grip. Because of this, it is the preferred shape for whitewater paddlers and children's paddles.
Straight: This traditional style handles all-around paddling. It excels on rivers because it allows a variety of maneuvering and bracing strokes. Whitewater canoeists almost always prefer these.