We offer a wide range of paddles for a lot of different fields of use.
Touring- and seakayak-paddles have more longish and slim blades, while allround- and whitewater-paddles have shorter, reinforced and more wider blades.
Paddles for canoes and dragon boats have only one blade, but this blade is bigger compared to normale double bladed paddles.
Below you find all of our paddles listed in successive order.
This table on the right helps you to find the correct length of your seakayak, touring and beginner paddle. We recommend a paddle with PaddLock-division, so that you can choose the length and angle according to your wishes. Plus: thanks to the Paddlock-division, you can easily transport your paddle in the car or store it at home.
|Width of kayak ⇒||55 - 59cm||60 - 67cm||> 68cm|
|Body height ⇓|
|< 170cm||210 - 215cm||215 - 220cm||220 - 230cm|
|170 - 180cm||215 - 220cm||220 - 225cm||230 - 240cm|
|180 - 190cm||220 - 225cm||225 - 230cm||230 - 240cm|
|> 190cm||225 - 230cm||230 - 240cm||230 - 240cm|
Prijon kayak-paddle feathering
What is paddle feathering?
Feathering a Prijon kayak paddle simply means: with the help of the Paddlock division you can adjust the shaft,
so the blades are at an angle to each other rather than straight.
The Paddlock division sits where the two pieces of the kayak paddle come together in the middle of the shaft.
A snap-button ferrule limits your feathering options to the angles allowed by the holes. This is the type of ferrule system you’ll see on the most affordable paddles. Our Prijon Paddlock system offers individually adjustable angles all around the 360°, both left and right.
And on top, the Paddlock system allows for up to 10 cm of length adjustment in the shaft!
Why Does Feathering Your Kayak Paddle Matter?
Feathering your kayak paddle is really a matter of personal choice. Some kayakers like to feather and some don’t.
Here are the most common reasons for feathering:
When you face a strong headwind, you can feather your paddle and adjust your wrists so the blade that’s out of the water is flat instead of broadside to the wind. You’ll notice less wind resistance. On the other hand, if the wind is at your back, you may want it to catch your blade, since it’ll push you forward a bit with each stroke. So in that case, don’t feather your paddle.
Many kayakers find feathering is easier on their wrists for long days of kayaking. This is something you’ll want to experiment with. Try it and see how it works for you. A Prijon paddle with Paddlock allows for several feathering options, try different angles and see what’s most comfortable for you.
Feathering could give you a slight edge if speed and efficiency are important, e.g. in racing.
It’s a Personal Choice
Whether you feather your paddle isn’t a right-or-wrong choice. It’s personal.
Most kayak paddles have adjustable ferrules that permit paddlers to change the feathering angle on-the-fly to fit their specific situation. A 45° angle is the most typical, both for touring and whitewater paddlers. All of our fixed length paddles come with a 45° angle (right) as a standard. Left is also possible. And all other angles in between 0° and 359° are also possible, because we make our Prijon paddles in our paddle factory in Rosenheim, customized for you.