Werner Ikelos

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The aggressive high-angle design of the Werner Ikelos is perfect for skilled, well-conditioned kayakers wanting a powerful, smooth-linking paddle. The big blades of this paddle are light, buoyant and super durable.Werner's exclusive Neutral Bent Shaft positions your hands for the best balance, comfort and control, helping reduce discomfort in your wrists and arms. Large blades provide stable bracing and rolling, a mighty catch and a smooth follow-through for maximum performance on the water.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.

- NRS

Dream big with the Werner Straight Shaft Ikelos Carbon 2-Piece Paddle. This mythic mover will take you and your high-performance watercraft across the flats without so much as a ripple and help you frolick through friendly surf without making you wish for a personal masseuse at the end of the day. Extra buoyancy in the blades eases rolling in bubbly water and releases with a bit of attitude. Whether you're throwing down in an impromptu race or making tracks through high chop, the Ikelos keeps you moving strong. The Ikelos is similar to the Cyprus in terms of design, materials, and high-performance touring intent, but it sets itself apart with massive blades and an aggressive outlook. The straight-laced carbon-fiber shaft gives you the ability to adjust your hand position in a split second and economize your high-angled strokes. Carbon on the outside hides the foam core buried deep within full-sized, 110-square-inch blades. At 19. 1 inches long, a full inch longer than the Cyprus blades, the blades on the Ikelos offer ample surface area for maximum stroking power. Since the blade is dihedral and ribless on the back, water rolls right off. The only flutter you feel should be from the butterflies of anticipation as they flit about your stomach. Even well-conditioned kayakers will have issues in the wind. The Smart-View adjustable ferrule lets you customize the feather angle, in 15-degree increments, left or right. The Ikelos is positively dreamy as it breaks down for simple traveling. Now you can enjoy fjords of Chile's northern Patagonia with the most personal part of your kayak set-up. Just be sure you're ready to handle this full-bladed beauty before departing on a three-week river trip.

- Backcountry.com

The Ikelos Touring Paddle from Werner Paddles is an aggressive High Angle design for experienced paddlers who want a durable, light weight paddle with both a powerful forward stroke and smooth linking strokes.Also, the Ikelos is available in two shaft types, Straight or Neutral Bent Shaft. Both have their advantages: Paddlers are more familiar with straight shafts and like the light weight and ability to move their hands along a predictable, straight, and continuous grip area. Straight shafts are typically less expensive. The Werner Neutral Bent Shaft naturally aligns your wrist to reduce stress on joints. The neutral alignment, unique to Werner Paddles, creates a stable leverage point for bracing and all types of paddle strokes. Special indexing allows more hand contact with the shaft, reducing fatigue and increasing comfort.

- RockCreek

The Werner Ikelos is an aggressive high angle design for well conditioned and experienced paddlers who want a durable paddle with a powerful catch and smooth linking strokes.

- EMS