A ‘Newtonian Approach to Paddle Design’ covers the philosophy, assumptions and calculations leading to the creation of the (ever evolving!) spreadsheet ‘Paddle Design Tool’. I’ve had a long time during it’s development to get ‘comfortable’ with this approach, and it’s understandable others may need time to consider it. Obviously I’m very interested to hear of any ‘flaws’ others spot in this approach. But if you can’t see any flaws…………………………you may just have to review your paddle choice!
A big thank you to Ross Pearton (Cee Onewwr) and Evangelos Zympeloudis for peer review duties, and Ivan Lawler for ‘flatwater’ expertise, paddle testing, and general project support.