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#11529807 - 04/08/16 02:20 PM Paddle Help - Diablo Amigo?
RexW Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/24/02
Posts: 2861
Loc: Sherman, TX

I need some help selecting a kayak paddle. I suspect that I'm asking a question that has already been asked multiple times before, but I hope you'll indulge me and and answer it again. smile

I've been fishing out of 10 ft SINK style kayak for years, and I just had the opportunity to get a Diablo Amigo. Compared to what I'm used to, this kayak is huge! I pretty much have no clue how to select the right length paddle for this kayak.

It has the elevated seat and it is 37.5 in. wide. I'm assuming that I will need a longer paddle than I'm used to using, but how do you decide the right length of paddle to use?

The kayak did not come from a dealer, but I figure I'll go to one of the local shops for help selecting the best the paddle. However, I'd like to have some idea about where to start before I go shopping.

So, how about it, anyone willing to share some basic paddle selection tips?

Thanks!
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#11529907 - 04/08/16 02:57 PM Re: Paddle Help - Diablo Amigo? [Re: RexW]
C-Frog Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/11/12
Posts: 1555
Loc: The Colony,TX
Go long! i use a 250cm for my ATAK

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#11530276 - 04/08/16 07:02 PM Re: Paddle Help - Diablo Amigo? [Re: RexW]
CADD Offline
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Registered: 08/02/03
Posts: 175
Loc: Spring Branch, TX USA
250cm is the minimum single length paddle they recommend. There are long high dollar convertible Kayak/SUP paddles also
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#11530394 - 04/08/16 08:22 PM Re: Paddle Help - Diablo Amigo? [Re: RexW]
RexW Offline
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Registered: 09/24/02
Posts: 2861
Loc: Sherman, TX
Thank you!
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#11530960 - 04/09/16 08:29 AM Re: Paddle Help - Diablo Amigo? [Re: RexW]
ben_beyer Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 459
Loc: Bryan, TX
I rented an Amigo to try out and I used the Bending Branches 240-255cm set at 255cm paddle. They're around $175 so not super cheap but not a $500 paddle.

I talked with someone else who owned an Amigo and he was using a 260cm Bending Branches Slice Angler paddle.

https://bendingbranches.com/kayak-paddles/fishing/angler-classic/plus

https://bendingbranches.com/canoe-paddles/solo/slice-glass-solo/2pc

I actually own an AT Fishstix even though I currently don't own a kayak (I'm in the market and want to try out the ATAK) but I have to say the Bending Branches paddles are pretty nice for what they cost.

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#11531040 - 04/09/16 09:47 AM Re: Paddle Help - Diablo Amigo? [Re: RexW]
spacemonkey Offline
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Registered: 06/02/10
Posts: 49
Mohawk makes good inexpensive long paddles

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