The Algonquin canoe paddle is made up of a walnut, ash, cedar and ayous laminate. That guarantees a solid and relatively light combination. The pear-shaped oiled grip gives the Algonquin a pleasant and smooth feel. The Algonquin canoe paddle is available in a satin-gloss varnished and an oiled version.
There are many tricks to determine the ideal length of your paddle. Or more correctly, the length of the shaft. The following method is simple and reasonably accurate: Sit straight on a chair and measure the distance between the seat and your eyes and add ± 7 cm. that’s all there is to it.