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Exceptionally quiet, light and buoyant, the Werner Athena is the smart choice for smaller kayakers who have a low-angle style of paddling. The sleek blades make touring feel almost effortless. Werner's exclusive Neutral Bent Shaft positions your hands for the best balance, comfort and control, helping reduce discomfort in your wrists and arms. The volume of the buoyant, full carbon, blade creates an exceedingly light feel for effortless and confident strokes. Curved dihedral blade face reduces "flutter" and enhances maneuverability, helping you smoothly link strokes. Werner's exclusive Smart-View(TM) adjustable ferrule gives you a convenient two-piece paddle that looks and feels like a one-piece. The Smart-View system lets you quickly and easily adjust the offset, or feather angle, of your paddle in 15 degree increments with right- or left-hand control. To keep your Smart-View Ferrule working properly, after each use take the paddle apart and rinse both parts of the ferrule thoroughly with fresh water. Store the two parts of the paddle with the blades up. And NEVER use a lubricant on the ferrule; that will collect debris. Small diameter shafts are available and recommended for paddlers whose hand (from the base of the palm to the tip of the middle finger) measures 6 1/2" or smaller.
Werner Athena Performance Core Carbon Kayak Paddle - Named after the Greek goddess of wisdom, the Athena kayak paddle is Werner's lightest and most elegant touring design. The small-sized blades are gentle on your joints and pull effortlessly through each stroke, allowing you to use a faster cadence with less impact on your body. The Athena's foam core design creates a unique profile allowing your paddle to enter and exit the water smoothly and effortlessly while adding buoyancy for lighter feeling stroke and more powerful braces. The dihedral face of the paddle blades offers you smooth forward strokes and reduces fatigue. Exceptionally quiet, light and buoyant, the Werner Athena kayak paddle is the smart choice for smaller paddlers who have a low-angle style of paddling.
With its small performance blades that pull effortlessly through each stroke, the lightweight Athena is the smart choice for smaller paddlers or anyone who likes to use a faster cadence.
The Athena's smaller performance core blades pull effortlessly through each stroke allowing you to use a faster cadence when you want to get up to cruising speed. Exceptionally quiet, light and buoyant, the Athena is the smart choice for smaller paddlers or anyone who likes to use a faster cadence.Gentle on your joints.Adjustable ferrule system allows you to change the feather (blade offset) from left to right in 15 degree increments, for a personal fit.Delightfully smooth and elegant.Our lightest touring design.Ultimate choice for smaller paddlers, using a fast cadence and long paddle outings. Neutral Bent Shaft naturally aligns wrists.Small diameter shaft (fits glove sizes XS-M).Blade Length & Width: 48 x 15 cm.Surface Area: 550sq cm.Weight for Size: 220 cm.Neutral Bent Shaft: Carbon 709 g/25 oz.