Jacky was catching more waves and missing way fewer on the new PSH paddle. I could easily see a faster paddle cadence and higher board speed. Smaller paddles equal quicker acceleration. Of course we knew that part, but what you don't know until you try it, is how much smaller you can go before you stop accelerating quicker. Clearly 7.3" wide is not too small. Factor in the power loss from big dihedral, and it's really impressive. You'd probably have to go below 7" in a flat blade (Kialoa) to feel similar power, assuming equal blade heights. FYI, this applies to surfing small boards, not racing.
59 years old. 6'2 195 lbs. a.k.a. DW on the Standupzone.
Wife SUPs too. Started SUPing May 2007
Real Names: Dwight and Jacky Fisher,
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