How To Cut and Fix a SUP Paddle Together
This is a how to guide for how to cut an SBS fixed length paddle fallow the guide step by step or watch the video to create your perfect paddle.
* Hacksaw * Masking Tape * Sanding Block * Medium Grit Sandpaper * Tape Measure
* Fine Tip Permanent Marker * Dust Mask (Optional) * 5 Minute Epoxy * Stir Stick * Mixing Tray
1) To measure paddle length, stand the paddle Upright next to you with the tip of the blade touching the ground.
2) Using a fine tip permanent marker, mark a line on the shaft where you will make the cut.
WARNING: Make sure to compensate for the additional length with the handle installed.
3) Wrap a strip of masking tape around the shaft where you put your mark to prevent splintering while cutting.
4) Using the hacksaw, cut the shaft. Note: Paddle length is a personal preference. We recommend the total paddle length to be approximately 8” to 12” above head level, including the additional length with the handle installed.
* A longer length shaft is recommended for racing and flat water cruising.
* A shorter length shaft is recommended for wave riding.
5). Using the sanding block, sand the end of the shaft flat and smooth out the edge. Remove the masking tape