Hmmmm...adjustable length, now there is something I haven't thought about. I see some paddles have adjustable length and feather...but it looks like that is really complicating things. The paddles I use now are the good ole feathered or not. My older Werner only had two positions (w/240 cm shaft) and my wooden one 3 positions (w/230 cm shaft). The 230cm shaft did not work well for me with the 26" wide boat. Guess I should try it with the Cypress first.
Weighing all the information, not including a custom made paddle, I will probably go with Werner or Swift.
But for now, I'm just waiting for the new boat. After I've paddled it for a little, per your suggestions, I guess then I should start experimenting with new paddles. (It would be nice to have a paddle that compliments the color of my new boat, but that's a girl thing I guess. Plus noone makes a transluscent pink paddle and that would be ideal)
Just kidding! I am serious about this. I'll try a couple of the Swift models. I was leaning towards the Wind Swift, but the Mid Swift looks more along the lines of what I'm using now. Plus they have all those Fabric choices.
I know and like the Werner Camano and they are lighter, but not by much. I REALLY like the ONNO paddles and custom would be great. More pricey, but great reviews and superior quality. But before I go as far as a custom paddle, I'll need to have a better idea of what will work best for me in the new boat.
Thank you for the ideas and opinions. Your info does help a lot!