Recommended QB Paddle Lengths - Canoe

Paddler Height
  Paddle Length
(handle, shaft & blade)
Foot/Inch Inches Centimeters   OC6 OC1 / Unlimited
4'48"122cm 42"41"
4' 1"49"124cm 43"42"
4' 2"50"127cm 43"42"
4' 3"51"130cm 43"42"
4' 4"52"132cm 44"43"
4' 5"53"135cm 44"43"
4' 6"54"137cm 45"44"
4' 7"55"140cm 45"44"
4' 8"56"142cm 45"44"
4' 9"57"145cm 46"45"
4' 10"58"147cm 46"45"
4' 11"59"150cm 47"46"
5'60"152cm 47"46"
5' 1"61"155cm 47"46"
5' 2"62"157cm 48"47"
5' 3"63"160cm 48"47"
5' 4"64"163cm 49"48"
5' 5"65"165cm 49"48"
5' 6"66"168cm 49"48"
5' 7"67"170cm 50"49"
5' 8"68"173cm 50"49"
5' 9"69"175cm 51"50"
5' 10"70"178cm 51"50"
5' 11"71"180cm 51"50"
6'72"183cm 52"51"
6' 1"73"185cm 52"51"
6' 2"74"188cm 53"52"
6' 3"75"191cm 53"52"
6' 4"76"193cm 53"52"
6' 5"77"196cm 54"53"
6' 6"78"198cm 54"53"
6' 7"79"201cm 55"54"
6' 8"80"203cm 55"54"
6' 9"81"206cm 55"54"
6' 10"82"208cm 56"55"
6' 11"83"211cm 56"55"
7'84"213cm 57"56"


These are recommended paddles lengths by paddler height and are considered good choices for the majority of paddlers. Your personal preference, physical attributes or intended usage may require a choice different from the above recommendations.