Werner Powerhouse Carbon

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Werner Powerhouse Carbon Bent Shaft Whitewater Kayak Paddle - The Werner Powerhouse Carbon Whitewater Kayak Paddle offers the amazing power and responsiveness you need for creeking and river running. The full-size kayak paddle blades are evenly balanced, creating a clean catch that is immediately powerful and smooth throughout the entire stroke.

- Outdoorplay

The Werner Powerhouse Carbon Paddle offers the 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. 30 degree blade offset balances solid bracing with reduced wind resistance. Werner's exclusive Neutral Bent Shaft option positions your hands for the best balance, comfort and control, helping reduce discomfort in your wrists and arms. Carbon fiber blade and shaft construction gives you the lightest swing weight while providing outstanding durability. Larger blades are ideal for well-conditioned paddlers who love to run big rivers and creeks. Balanced blade design is smooth and powerful from catch to release.

- NRS

When you decide to go from playboating to creeking, it means you are taking things up a notch. Everything changes when you go from surfing waves to dropping waterfalls, and you want to make sure you have a premium paddle that can keep up. The Werner Powerhouse Carbon bent shaft paddle does just that, with just the right blend of weight, stiffness, and durability this paddle is ready to handle whatever creek comes your way. The carbon shaft and blade combo give this paddle Werner's lightest swing weight and highest impact resistance so you can successfully squeak through any slot.Quality performance and rugged durability are important when you don't have much room for error in narrow chutes that demand quick reactions and quicker turns. The carbon shaft gives excellent command without compromising your comfort. The ultra-strong yet lightweight feel of the carbon shaft allows an ideal flex that balances a powerful catch with an effortless stroke. The Neutral Bent shaft shape further improves paddling as it aligns wrists in an ergonomic position that reduces fatigue and increases contact for confident handling. While the shaft promotes a more relaxed and comfortable paddling form, the carbon blade helps maintain power and agility. The asymmetrical dihedral blade shape optimizes a smooth forward stroke for river running with a pronounced tip that gives an instant bite in the critical propulsion phase. A superior stiffness and strength granted by the blade's reinforced spine enhances maneuverability for linking strokes and maintaining control. The larger 111in2 blade size suits larger, well-conditioned paddlers but also provides a strong catch and awesome acceleration power so you can be sure you maintain your intended course.

- Backcountry.com

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

- River Sports Outfitters

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