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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Werner's Powerhouse page.

Retailers' Descriptions

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You are officially warned: the Werner Straight Shaft Powerhouse Fiberglass 4-Piece Paddle will last longer than four hours. Do not be alarmed, do not seek medical attention, but do keep working your paddling mojo along the rapids and through the chutes, at least until you do wear out. Most people feel instantly at home with a straight shaft in their hands, and the large blades give you the power to dominate a wet 'n wild ride on the Upper Ammonnoosuc or Poudre. Despite your creeking tendencies, you don't prefer to mix pleasure with pain. Fiberglass construction feels sweet in your hands and goes easy on your body. Since it's light, stiff, and straight, you can grab the shaft anywhere and have a consistent and comfortable grip. The asymmetrical blades are bigger at the tip so you can dig in immediately, bear down, and get some power behind your stroke. Not only do you get a smooth entry, but the dihedral helps the water flow off the 112-square-inch blade, minimizing flutter. While you're good with both hands, the Powerhouse profile is 30-degree feather, right-handed. Lefties might take a bit longer to find the sweet spot, but it won't be an all-day learning curve. While the angle of entry remains vertically oriented, the feathering lets your blade slice through the air horizontally to reduce wind resistance. Four-piece construction lets you break this stick down into something manageable, as not every mode of transportation can accommodate the full length. Four different lengths optimally mean no one has to stretch to accommodate the paddle; instead, everyone's first time with the Powerhouse is a perfect fit.

- Backcountry.com

The Werner Powerhouse 1 PC Straight Shaft Paddle is a kayak paddle for powering your river running adventures. One part human strength, one part paddle strength and you've got speed and agility while floating along the rushing river. This one-piece paddle Features full-size blades made of fiberglass for lightweight durability. The shaft is also fiberglass and the overall paddle is just right for large, strong paddlers. Jump in the boat and scope out the river, stroke after stroke. Features of the Werner Powerhouse 1 PC Straight Shaft Paddle Premium Performance Uses material choice and manufacturing skill to allow for a perfect combination of light swing weight and stiffness Fiberglass blade construction gives you a compromise between swing weight and value Dihedral allows for smooth and stable forward paddling, a core philosophy for Werner Custom shaped, low profile, reinforcement spine allows for enhanced blade maneuverability when linking several strokes and provides blade stiffness and overall strength Full sized blades Are and ideal Fit for larger, well-conditioned paddlers Optimized flex and strength Feather Angle: 1-piece options- unfeathered, Right hand control or left hand control, up to 90 degrees, in 5 degree increments

- Moosejaw

The Werner Powerhouse 4 Piece Paddle lets you bring bomber reliability on the plane or stow it in your boat for safety. Like other Powerhouse Paddles, the 4 Piece delivers the same power and responsiveness needed for big creeks and river running. Full-size blades are evenly balanced for a clean, powerful catch and a strong, smooth stroke. Ideal for well-conditioned paddlers charging big rivers and creeks. 30Adeg blade offset balances solid bracing with reduced wind resistance. Optimized flex and strength. Designed for your body to feel strain free without giving up Werner's Bomber reliability. Premium fiberglass blade and shaft construction provides lightweight responsiveness and durability. The four-piece Powerhouse breaks down to easily packable sizes for a back-up or travel paddle. The center ferrule (joint) is a traditional stainless steel button system and the shaft to paddle joint is a stainless steel button system for an easy secure fit.

- NRS

Full-size BladeSurface Area: 720 sq inBlade Length x Width: 48 x 19.5 cmWeight for 197 (Straight Shaft): 992 g / 35 ozWeight for 197 (Neutral Bent Shaft): 1049 g / 37 ozWeight for 197 cm (4 pc Straight Shaft Only): 1191 g / 42 ozRecommended Length: 191 - 200 cmAvailable Length (Straight Shaft): 185 - 206 cm Available Length (Neutral Bent Shaft): 188 - 203 cmAvailable Lengths (4 pc Straight Shaft Only): 194, 197, 200, 203, 206, 209 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. 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 Carbon 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