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Werner Kalliste

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The Werner Kalliste's blades have an exceptionally light and buoyant feel on the water and offer silky smooth strokes. The mid-size design of this paddle is perfect for average-size, low-angle paddlers.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 option is ideal for smaller hands.

- NRS

The Werner Kalliste feels silky smooth on the water, producing effortless stroke after stroke. Mid size low angle blades suit a more relaxed, lower cadence style of paddling. Not surprisingly this is a great choice for expedition paddlers.

- EMS

The bent-shaft Kalliste paddle from Werner provides low-angle paddlers with premium materials, enhanced control and an exceptionally light and buoyant stroke. High-quality, continuous-weave carbon fiber shaft delivers a superior strength-to-weight ratio. Bent shaft naturally aligns wrists, providing immediate comfort and reducing strain; a special grip area that fits the natural contour of your hand increases overall control. Adjustable Ferrule System allows elegant adjustment of feathering angle from 0deg - 60deg right or left in 15deg increments. Improved ferrule design incorporates internal printing of offset degrees and a low-profile button release that makes paddle feel like 1 piece. Carbon fiber/foam core blades create a distinct profile that enters and exits the water quietly while adding buoyancy for a light stroke. Blade design with ribless back allows for a smooth sculling stroke; asymmetrical dihedral shape delivers flutter-free power and reduces fatigue. Midsize blades are designed with power and bracing in mind yet are surprisingly easy to pull through the water. Remarkably light swing weight reduces overall fatigue on long paddling excursions. Drip rings help keep hands and lap dry. 2-piece design breaks down quickly and eases transport and storage.

- REI

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