Werner Ovation Carbon Core

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For the serious paddler looking for an ultralight performance paddle, the all-carbon Werner Ovation paddle provides low-angle paddlers enhanced control and an exceptionally light and buoyant stroke.

- REI

The Werner Carbon Ovation gives you the ultimate in paddling performance. Built in honor of the man who started it all 50 years ago, the Ovation is the lightest paddle Werner makes. Werner Sr. is the patriarch of the Werner family. This commemorative paddle is the culmination of decades of on the water experience, research and development. 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. The smooth back face and thinner edges allow for a quieter catch and effortless exit of the stroke. The dihedral shape directs water to evenly flow off each side of the blade for smooth and stable forward 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. The Ovation's mid-sized blades are an ideal fit for the great majority of average size paddlers. The custom drip rings keep water where it should be, away from you. 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. Includes an embroidered pile carry bag for protecting this unique paddle.

- NRS

Werner Ovation 2-Piece Carbon Core Kayak Paddle - The Ovation 2-Piece Carbon Core Kayak Paddle by Werner is the lightest, most elegant touring paddle you are ever likely to find. Designed for the paddler who wants the lightest possible paddle for touring in predictable environments. The Ovation is built with optimized technology that provides enough strength with minimal materials. Buoyant mid-size blades fit the widest range of paddlers and allow for effortless paddling, while a thin edge creates a smooth entrance and exit from the water, creating an exceptionally light, buoyant and quiet feel. This low angle design has a longer and narrower blade designed to pull through each stroke with the right amount of surface area for good power while maintaining a smooth forward stroke which reduces fatigue. Low Angle paddling is the most common paddling style, a more relaxed touring style and relaxed cadence. 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. This paddle is recommended for the paddler who will not be experiencing extreme conditions or maneuvers. When your favorite get away is calling you for a relaxed day on the water, you need the Ovation 2-Piece Carbon Core Kayak Paddle by Werner.

- Outdoorplay

The Werner Straight Shaft Ovation 2-Piece Paddle puts the pleasure back in paddling with its reduced weight carbon shaft and blades. Being Werner's lightest and most efficient paddle, the Ovation's design is focused on comfort and ease of use, down to the last detail. Starting with the shaft, the Ovation features Werner's unique Smartview ferrule, which not only makes assembling the paddle easier but enables it to be adjusted to different angles to better align the blades with the natural rotation of your body. The mid-sized blades are suitable for most paddlers and feature a low-angle for versatility that doesn't compromise performance. The smooth back face of the paddle makes for a clean dig, and makes stroke exits almost effortless.

- Backcountry.com