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Flat paddles for beginners ?

Why do so many kayak intro classes give beginners flat kayak blades to start?
http://bit.ly/FlatPaddles
Doesn't this mess with their heads as they attempt to figure out boat control ?
I realize flat blades are dirt cheap, but I really don't think it's a good idea.

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