(disclaimer: Brian is with P&H Kayaks here in the states. I paddle a Cetus MV and have Brian's very old and many times repaired
In response to the previous blog, Brian wrote (edited to condense):
Hey Silbs. I’m with you that the definitions of high-angle and low-angle paddling are getting a bit confusing these days...
Nowadays it seems that pretty much everybody teaches a “top hand high” forward stroke. Which makes the question of low or high angle is mostly moot. If you keep your top hand roughly at shoulder level and you immerse the blade to the throat, your “paddle angle” will be a function of overall shaft length. Go with a shorter shaft and you will have a higher angle...
. These days it seems that the closest thing to what used to be considered low-angle paddling is
There was more, but I think I caught the essence of Brian's knowledgeable comments. I appreciate them.