Good day all. New to the forums here. My wife and I will be picking up a couple of corelite X scorpios next week (21" and 22" wide boats), and I’m looking for some advice on performance paddles. I’ve read that a shorter than Werner site calculator recommended Ikelos is comfortable to paddle with while still allowing for powerful sprinting and better bracing/rolling where the Cyprus is the more “comfortable” paddle for all around use but not quite as capable for sprinting or as good at bracing/rolling. Both my wife and I are fairly strong paddlers, and we’re wondering about which would be a better choice for us. I’m 5’11" and she is 5’8" and want the ergonomics of a bent shaft. Here is what I was thinking for potential sizes of either paddle:
205 cm bent Ikelos for both of us
210 cm bent Cyprus for both of us or potentially a 215 for myself being a bit taller
Thank you in advance for any information, suggestions, and insight.