Werner Cyprus

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Outstanding premium touring paddle, extremely well…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought via a "pro deal"


Outstanding premium touring paddle, extremely well designed and built. Always a pleasure to use.


  • Ergonomics
  • Design
  • Attention to detail


  • Price? You get what you pay for with this one.

I've been paddling with a Cyprus since 2011. Several two-week expeditions and many shorter trips.  Lots of day paddling. I'm a sea kayaking instructor.

I initially purchased the Cyprus as a backup to my Werner Ikelos (also an excellent paddle) because I wanted something with a slightly smaller blade area for long days on the water with a heavy boat.  It quickly became my primary expedition paddle thanks to reduce stress on my elbows. I carry the Ikelos as a spare/backup/teaching paddle.

The break-apart mechanism is the best I've used.

Materials are all top-of-the-line.  The positive buoyancy inherent in the foam core is a nice move up from solid glass composite models.  Werner has ensured that the paddle is beefy by adding strengthening stringers that are invisible but create a super strong paddle.

This is a paddle designed for the intermediate/advanced paddler. If you have not used a core paddle, you will immediately notice that the blade is absolutely neutral hydro-dynamically, in particular when sculling. If you have learned to scull with non-core paddles, you will be forced to develop proper technique when using the Cyprus.  But once you get it, the degree of precision and resulting control will only serve to increase your pleasure on the water... plus, you'll have a hard time wiping that grin off your face.


Nice review, Strika! Thanks for sharing it.

4 months ago

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Manufacturer's Description

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The Cyprus's mid size high angle blade makes it fun to use for advance maneuvers as well as all around touring for a wide range of kayakers.Great for skilled, average-strength kayakers looking for an efficient, easy-to-handle high-angle paddle.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. Small diameter shaft is ideal for smaller hands.


Bring on the rough water! With the Werner Cyprus bent-shaft carbon paddle in your hands, maneuverability is simply a matter of putting the high-angle blades below the surface.


The Werner Cyprus is a mid-size performance core blade that fits a wide range of kayakers and is versatile to use during advanced maneuvers or all around touring.


Werner Cyprus 2-Piece Carbon Core Kayak Paddle - The Cyprus 2-Piece Carbon Core Kayak Paddle by Werner emphasizes versatility and stability while enhancing your paddling experience. The Cyprus has a high angle design that fits the widest range of paddlers who want a buoyant paddle with great power, extremely stable bracing and rolling, powerful catch and smooth linking strokes. The Smart-View adjustable ferrule is an elegant, easy to use design and it has an internal gear system for precise fit. A viewing window shows you your offset and it adjusts feather left or right in 15 degree increments so you can determine what works best for you, and the low profile button looks and feels like a 1-piece paddle. Recommended for high angle paddling which is typically a more aggressive style of paddling with a faster cadence and a larger variety of strokes being used on each paddle outing. The high angle design has short wide blades for a powerful catch and stroke with a slight dihedral for smooth linking strokes. The paddle is kept at a high angle relative to the water and a faster cadence is used so it is best for linking a variety of maneuvering strokes. Also good for lumpy water paddling in adverse conditions that include deep water waves, current and wind-blown confused water of all sizes while exposure to steep, dumping waves against the shoreline is limited and carried out with studied expertise. If you are looking for a paddle that won't disappoint you on your next water outing, look no further than the Cyprus 2-Piece Carbon Core Kayak Paddle by Werner.

- Outdoorplay