Either totally personal or "follow everyone else". I’ve always used non-feathered despite everyone, when I started, using 90 degree feather. Now most are tending towards 0 degree, possibly ~60 being common or less slightly.
As for 0 degrees feather as I use (with long narrow blades), good enough for thousands of years in Greenland, Alaska, Polynesian, etc., good enough for me. The 90 degree thing with short wide blades was due to Europeans and paddling in shallow white-water rivers not touring on the sea.
Statistics: Posted by Mac50L — Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:37 pm