Recommended QB Paddle Lengths - Dragon Boat

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


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.