Small Boat Design

Discussions around designing small boats including kayaks and canoes.

Bracsa Paddles

hey guys!

im planning to get a bracsa paddle.

had actually planned for a IV max which should be good for paddle lengths up from 216 to about 220cm(longer lengths)...

yet i just tried my friend's bracsa I (model:max...he believes) today, which was roughly at 216cm(not too long or short)...the catch & everything felt great.felt it would be great if i'm using roughly such a length. but the I max paddle was probably too big for me for the formal distances 500m and 1000m.

im now considering a bracsa I min paddle as well...couldn't decide on that IV max or I min.

does anyone have any suggestions or advice on these 2 paddles and maybe how much they differ (e.g. does the I min have alot heavier pull than the IV max?) ?