Werner Player

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The Werner Player Paddle is the most popular choice for serious play boaters who want to get after it. Featuring mid-size down-turned blades, the Player offers a great combination of power and responsiveness.The four-piece Player makes a great spare paddle that will fit in the back of most kayaks.45 degree blade offset significantly reduces wind resistance on the forward stroke for more efficient paddling. It can also be set to 0-degree feather.Premium fiberglass blade and shaft construction provides lightweight responsiveness and durability.Down-turned blades enter the water sooner for more initial power and won't get in your way for free-style moves.Mid-size blades fit a wide range of paddling styles.Small diameter shaft option is available for smaller hands.

- NRS

The Player Whitewater Paddle with Fiberglass blade from Werner: If you want play features but don't want to be overwhelmed by big blades, the Player is an excellent choice. This paddle offers all the advantages of down turned blades while reduced blade area creates a gentler stroke that enables anyone to "play." This paddle is recommended for a wide range of playboaters. Available in both standard diameter and small diameter shafts. Also, Werner's Player paddle 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

Werner Player Fiberglass Kayak Paddle - The Werner Player kayak paddle is the most popular choice for serious play boaters who want to get after it! The mid-size kayak paddle blades fit the widest range of paddlers, offering a great combination of power and responsiveness. Down turned blades enter the water sooner for more initial power and won't trip up on your boat. A slight dihedral minimizes flutter and allows for smooth maneuvering strokes. Constructed using the highest quality continuous weave fiberglass material with superior strength and durability, the Werner Player excels in strength and is rightfully known as bomber! The one-piece shaft is available in either straight or neutral bent shaft versions. If youâ??re serious about your play, the Werner Player kayak paddle is a great choice.

- Outdoorplay

Mid-size BladeSurface Area: 675 sq inBlade Length x Width: 48 x 20 cmWeight for 197 (Straight Shaft): 964 g / 34 ozWeight for 197 (Neutral Bent Shaft): 1021 g / 36 ozWeight for 197 (4 pc Straight Shaft Only): 1162 g / 41 ozRecommended Length: 191 - 200 cmAvailable Length (Straight Shaft): 185 - 206 cmAvailable Length (Neutral Bent Shaft): 188 - 203 cmAvailable Length (4 pc Straight Shaft Only): 194, 197, 200, 203, 206, 209 cm Features & Options: Mid-sized Playboating Blade Down turned blades enter the water sooner for more initial power & won't trip up on your boatMid-sized blades fit the widest range of kayakers. Premium WW Fiberglass Laminate Cross Section A slight dihedral offers the right combination for both smooth maneuvering strokes and a powerful forward strokeHigh quality continuous weave fiberglass materials for the lightest strongest paddle available Straight Shaft More traditional feeling and generally less expensive.The lightest weight option available.Continuous length allows for easy hand movement. Standard and Small Diameter Shaft Two shaft sizes ensure you get a proper fit.A good fit allows you to use a light grip, reducing fatigue and increasing comfort and performance.Hands larger than 7 fit our Standard Shaft.Hands smaller than 6.5 fit our Small ShaftHands between 6.5 and 7 - try both! Correct Length Locate the closest combination of paddler height and boat width listed.Narrower boats or shorter paddlers subtract 5cm for high angle and 10cm for low angle.Add length for wider boats and sit-on-tops

- River Sports Outfitters