Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

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An advanced river running design at an introductory price. The Werner Rio's mid-size blades are well balanced and easy to use, making this a great paddle for beginner and intermediate kayakers. 30 degree blade offset balances solid bracing with reduced wind resistance. Features Werner's fiberglass shaft for a superior strength-to-weight ratio. The combination of fiberglass and nylon in the blades are impact and wear resistant at a lower price point. The Rio's mid-size blades are great for all around river running.


Mid-size BladeSurface Area: 655 sq inBlade Length x Width: 41 x 19.5 cmWeight for 197 (Straight Shaft): 1077 g / 38 ozRecommended Length: 191 - 200 cmAvailable Length (Straight Shaft): 184 - 230 cm 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 Straight Shaft More traditional feeling and generally less expensive.The lightest weight option available.Continuous length allows for easy hand movement. 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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