Selecting A Blade Size

Paddler Weight (lbs.) Blade Size QB Blade Model / Design Recommended Use
105 to 145 81 V Drive AC Competitive Race / Surf
110 to 150 83 Flyweight AC All Around
83 Flyweight AC Adjustable All Around
83 Flyweight FG/CA Performance Touring
83 Flyweight FG/CA Adjustable Performance Touring
83 Flyweight FG/FG Light Touring
83 Flyweight FG/FG Adjustable Light Touring
125 to 165 86 Trifecta AC Competitive Race / Surf
140 to 180 90 Kanaha AC All Around
90 Kanaha AC Adjustable All Around
90 Kanaha AC 2 Piece All Around
90 Kanaha FG/CA Performance Touring
90 Kanaha FG/CA Adjustable Performance Touring
90 Kanaha FG/FG Adjustable Light Touring
90 Swift Sweeper Light Touring / Rentals
140 to 182 90 Kanaha AC 3 Piece All Around Travel
90 Kanaha FG/FG Light Touring
90 Swift Sweeper Light Touring / Rentals
145 to 185 91 V Drive 91 Competitive Race / Surf
165 to 205 96 Trifecta AC Competitive Race / Surf
180 to 220 100 Kanaha AC All Around
220 to 260 110 Kanaha AC All Around
260 to 1000 120 Big Mama Kalama AC All Around


These are recommended blade sizes by paddler weight and are considered good choices for the majority of paddlers. Your personal preference may require a choice different from the above recommendations.