I use 30 degree feather for my sprint paddles, it varies massively from person to person. However you can't use zero feather without using both hands, unless you twist one awkwardly.Steve B wrote:Once you grasp this, it all starts to make sense. Sea paddlers are very happy with zero feather (flat paddling style). Traditional slalom paddlers can use large feather angles (very high style). Most of us find somewhere in between to be 'neutral'. And to go back to the opening point, because there is almost no roll in a very low paddling style, there is little or no difference between the nominal 'control' hand and the other. In other words a low paddling style is almost symmetrical.
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Er, then why are you repeating your argument? :-)Glyn B wrote:Repeating the same argument doesn't make it true.
Feathered paddle means you have one control hand.
Zero means both hands are in control.
To be honest I'd forgotten that I'd already made much the same contribution to this thread - it was over four years ago, after all.