I just bought my first kayak and chose an 8' Emotion Spitfire. It is 31.5" wide.
I have been researching tips for how to choose a paddle, but I'm still a little confused and can't seem to find one with that information.
I am 5'7" and from measurements it look like I would need a standard diameter.
I think I want carbon fiber and a narrow blade b/c I will not be trying to set any speed records and would like it to be easier.
I guess it would be nice to have the drip things that keep you more dry?
I'm totally confused on what feathering means and whether I need that.
I basically want EASY!
With that said, I don't want to spend a fortune b/c I don't know for sure yet whether I will love kayaking like I think I will. Carbon would be my first choice or whatever is considered next best.
I would like to spend $150 or less.
Can anyone make any suggestions for me?