Werner Sherpa

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The Werner Sherpa Paddle is an exceptionally smooth and responsive river running design. If you like paddling rivers and ripping up a wave or two, the Sherpa is a great choice.30 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.The Sherpa's mid-size blades are great for all around river running.Balanced blade design is smooth and powerful from catch to release.Small shaft option is available. To know if you need a small diameter shaft, measure your hand from the base of the palm to the tip of your middle finger. If your measurement is 6 1/4" or smaller you should try a small shaft. You can also print the "Shaft Diameter Print Out" in the Links section and use it to measure your hand.

- NRS

Lead the pack down the river with your favorite creeker boat and the Werner Sherpa Fiberglass Straight Shaft 4-Piece Paddle. Fiberglass keeps the paddle light on your palms, not to mention your arms and shoulders. Mid-sized blades please petite and plus-size paddlers, creating a smooth, powerful catch with every stroke. With this durable and balanced paddle, you'll be able to navigate your crossover craft through a rock garden or a tranquil lake in comfort, from first stroke to last. Fiberglass from tip to tip makes this paddle strong and stiff, unlike your upper lip when the trash talk starts to fly. From newbies to old hands, the straight shaft puts the paddle at east in your hand and keeps the bills in your wallet, since you'll want to celebrate a successful ride with a few beers. Hitting the river during the peak of spring off-run rocks, but also hides rocks. The fiberglass blades won't finish the trip chipped even if you do hit a few rocks. The right-handed feather might throw south-paws for a loop at first, but within a stroke all paddlers will master the 30-degree angle. With 680 square centimeters of blade to guide through the water and the air, you won't stall out mid-stroke whether the water is glass or choppy. Four-piece construction makes the Sherpa simple to tote if you're heading to Thailand for an foreign river foray. The four available lengths make it easy for paddlers to dial in a good fit so stroke power isn't wasted. The mid-range blade size takes to raging rivers as well as gently lapping lakes, so you can keep the kayak clutter in your garage to the minimum.

- Backcountry.com

Werner Paddles Sherpa Fiberglass 4-Piece Breakdown Kayak Paddle - The Sherpa Fiberglass 4-Piece Kayak Paddle by Werner is an exceptionally smooth and responsive river running & creeking whitewater paddle. The mid-size blades are evenly balanced to create a clean bite on the water that is powerful and smooth from catch to release. The slight dihedral offers the right combination of maneuvering without losing power. Constructed using the highest quality continuous weave fiberglass materials with superior strength and durability, the Sherpa kayak paddle excels in strength and is rightfully known as bomber! This 4-piece version is perfect as your back-up paddle to carry with you on every run, or as your trusty international paddle to carry on airplanes. If your looking for a breakdown paddle for running rivers and ripping up a wave or two, the Werner Sherpa Fiberglass 4-Piece Kayak Paddle is the choice for you.

- Outdoorplay

Mid-size BladeSurface Area: 680 sq inBlade Length x Width: 46 x 19.5 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 cm Available Length (Neutral Bent Shaft): 188 - 203 cmRecommended Lengths (4 pc Straight Shaft Only): 194, 197, 200, 203, 206, 209 Features & Options: Mid-sized River Running & Creeking Blade Blade design is evenly balanced so the catch is clean, immediately powerful, and smooth through out the entire strokeMid-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