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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Werner's Kalliste page.

Retailers' Descriptions

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The bent-shaft Kalliste paddle from Werner provides low-angle paddlers with premium materials, enhanced control and an exceptionally light and buoyant stroke.

- REI

The Werner Kalliste's blades have an exceptionally light and buoyant feel on the water and offer silky smooth strokes. The mid-size design is perfect for average-size low-angle paddlers. 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. The oval-shaped carbon fiber shaft provides a comfortable, secure grip with a light swing weight. 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.

- NRS

The Werner Kalliste 2 PC Straight Shaft Paddle is a lightweight paddle for kayak touring. The two-piece carbon shaft flows into a full carbon blade on each end, complete with Dynel blade edges of composite roping for impact resistance. The paddle is best for low-angle paddlers of average size, where the mid-sized blade will give you the power you need for the long haul. Ultimate Performance for the advanced paddler that wants to kick their experience up another notch. Features of the Werner Kalliste 2 PC Straight Shaft Paddle Ultimate Performance brings together all of the most advanced designs Mid-sized blades Are an ideal Fit for the great majority of average size paddlers The volume of the buoyant, full carbon, blades creates an exceedingly light feel for effortless and confident strokes Dynel blade edges use a composite roping material, that is impact and abrasion resistant Stronger design and construction for more rugged paddling environments Dihedral allows for smooth and stable forward paddling, a core philosophy for Werner Smooth back face makes for cleaner entry and exit of your strokes and an elegant feel on the water Optimized flex and strength The Smart View Adjustable ferrule is the most simple, precise Fitting on the market

- Moosejaw

On long paddling excursions, small inefficiencies can add up to fatigue and pain. The Werner Straight-Shaft Kalliste Carbon 2-Piece Paddle is light and bouncy so your strokes aren't squandered and paddling translates into propulsion. Light swing weight increases your endurance since you're not trying to move a steel Yugo through the water. The combination of jaw-dropping geometry with a perky performance core creates a powerful mid-sized blade to take your on-water abilities to a new level. The mid-sized Ultimate Performance blades keep the Kalliste light on the scales and heavy on paddling power. Carbon fiber weave covers the foam core at the heart of the paddle. Not only does this design minimize mass, but the foam core helps the blade float out at exit. The asymmetrical blade shape gives your low-angle stroke an immediate bite on the water from the instant the tip slips in. Dihedral stabilizes the blade as you power through the stoke. You know you've hit the jackpot when your paddling pals comment on your flutterless (and flawless) stroke. Since Werner didn't make the blades super-heavy, it also avoided having to add a spine in the shaft. Instead, the designers used light, stiff carbon fiber for the straight shaft. As a result of the light shaft and buoyant paddles, your energy input is maximized so you can paddle in pleasure, all day long--and still have the strength to reel in a 40-inch striper after a bit of a tussle. The Smart-View adjustable ferrule system lets you feather to your heart's content, regardless of which way you feather. Right or left, the Kalliste adjusts in 15-degree increments. In both light breezes and stiff winds, you'll be able to accommodate the weather. Be it angling on a moonless night or frolicking in feisty surf, your performance kayaking gets kicked into high gear with this lightweight and graceful paddle.

- Backcountry.com