Werner Powerhouse Carbon
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Fraternal twins sometimes look alike, and sometimes they don't. The Werner Straight Shaft Powerhouse Carbon Paddle is the fraternal twin to the fiberglass Powerhouse. Perhaps bearing more overt similarities than most sets of human fraternal twins, these closely related paddles differ only in terms of materials. Otherwise, you get full-sized blades with clean catch and release (a worthy goal for paddle and fishing performance), straight shaft comfort, and unbeatable control when you're powering through churning chutes and boofing down drops into dizzying eddies.Carbon fiber construction takes nearly 4 ounces off the scale. Lighter and stiffer, this paddle efficiently transfers your stroke power to the 112-square-inch blade for an immediate response in the water. From the instant the large blade tip slips into the water to when the blade releases, all of your power goes toward moving your kayak forward. While carbon fiber lightens the load, it also can be a hair delicate. Crush creeks and wring the life from rapids, but exercise caution when you're throwing your paddle on the concrete at the take-out.Just like its sibling, this Powerhouse has a 30-degree feather angle, and is right-handed. South-paws will adapt quickly, since the straight shaft grip is comfortably familiar. You'll be able to rotate the shaft so the full-size blades enter the water vertically, and slice horizontally through the air for maximum paddling economy when a breeze ruffles across your spray skirt. Asymmetrical blades minimize wasted stroke power. Blade dihedral evens out water run-off so the only fluttering is of your eyelashes at that cute kayaker at the take-out.
Full-size BladeSurface Area: 720 sq inBlade Length x Width: 48 x 19.5 cmWeight for 197 (Straight Shaft): 964 g / 34 ozWeight for 197 (Neutral Bent Shaft): 1021 g / 36 ozRecommended Length: 191 - 200 cmAvailable Length (Straight Shaft): 185 - 206 cm Available Length (Neutral Bent Shaft): 188 - 203 cm Features & Options: Full-sized River Running & Creeking Blade Blade design is evenly balanced so the catch is clean, immediately powerful, and smooth through out the entire strokeFull-sized blades catch a lot of water and are appropriate for stronger, well conditioned paddlers. Performance WW Carbon Laminate Cross Section A slight dihedral offers the right combination for both smooth maneuvering strokes and a powerful forward strokeHigh quality carbon weave materials for the lightest strongest paddle available Neutral Bent Shaft Neutral bent shafts naturally aligns wrists to reduce fatigueMore hand to shaft contact for increased controlImmediate comfort and reduced strain with lighter gripExtremely light weight with Werner durabilityBalanced for precise control and comfort 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
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Werner Powerhouse Carbon Whitewater Kayak Paddle - The Werner Powerhouse kayak paddle offers amazing power and responsiveness you need for creeking and river running. The full size blades are evenly balanced, creating a clean catch that is immediately powerful and smooth through out the entire stroke. A slight dihedral offers the right combination for both smooth maneuvering strokes and a powerful forward stroke. Rightfully known as bomber, the high quality carbon weave materials make for the lightest and strongest paddle available. The one-piece shaft is available in either straight or neutral bent shaft versions. Extremely light weight and responsive, the Werner Powerhouse kayak paddle is ideal for larger and stronger paddlers who love to run big rivers and creeks.
The lightweight Werner Powerhouse Carbon is a powerful and responsive big creek and river kayaking paddle. Balanced assymetrical blades provide a strong catch and smooth stroke. Bent shaft version.45 degree blade offset significantly reduces wind resistance on the forward stroke for more efficient paddling.Werner's exclusive Neutral Bent Shaft positions your hands for the best balance, comfort and control, helping reduce discomfort in your wrists and arms.Larger blades are ideal for well conditioned whitewater paddlers who love to run big creeks and rivers.Balanced assymetrical blade design provides a smooth and powerful stroke from catch to release.Carbon fiber continuous weave blades for exceptional strength-to-weight ratio and long-lasting durabilty.