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

The Sherpa is an amazingly smooth and responsive moderate play boat and river running design. The blades are evenly balanced so the catch is clean and immediately powerful while smooth through out the entire stroke. 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.

- RockCreek

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