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Paddle choice?

My current paddle is a 215cm lightning with large surface area and I'm looking for a second paddle so that I can have a spare. I have narrowed it down to the lightning offshore, and the whetstone t-2. I'm looking for any comments or suggestions that might make the decision easier. What are the major differences. It would make life much easier if I could demo these paddles!

Additionally, I injured my shoulder a few years ago and am wondering how this might effect paddle choice. Will a paddle with less surface area (or style, length) be more gentle on my shoulder?

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