Adjustable - Adjustable paddles are great for a number of people and a variety of conditions. They can be lengthened or shortened based on the needs of the paddler, for this reason they are the most versatile style of paddle. Adjustable paddles tend to be heavier than fixed paddles.

Fixed- Fixed paddles come in a standard length with a separate handle. The shaft is cut to the ideal size for the paddler and the handle is then bonded to the shaft with epoxy. Fixed paddles are very lightweight