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Paddle Blade Sizing
By:Mark Kanzler
Date: 7/12/1998, 9:41 am

I'm about 5'8" and weigh about 145Lb, and wear a size ten shoe. I figure the plans for a paddle blade in Nick Schade's book should be about right for me since I'm right at the mean geometric proportions. BUT, my wife is 5'2", around 105Lb, and size 6 shoe. Would it be wise to scale down the paddle blade's planform about 5% or 10%? Are there any guidelines to use for such a proportion adjustment?

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Paddle Blade Sizing
Mark Kanzler -- 7/12/1998, 9:41 am
Re: Paddle Blade Sizing
Ian Clark -- 7/13/1998, 11:49 am