Werner Sherpa Carbon

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Werner's Sherpa Carbon page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

If running rivers and ripping up waves gets you stoked, then try the Werner Sherpa Carbon Paddle on for size. The mid-sized, evenly-balanced blades create a clean catch that's powerful and smooth throughout the entire stroke, and the neutral bent shaft naturally aligns your wrists to reduce fatigue as you take on uncharted narrows. The R30 feather angle is Werner's most popular option for play boating, making this ultralight paddle ideal for sessioning standing waves and holes. Both blades sport a dihedral design that allows water to evenly flow off both sides of the paddle, while the asymmetrical shape balances each stroke, dramatically reducing torque and twisting of the blade.

- Backcountry.com

The Werner Sherpa Carbon Bent Paddle is a perfect combination of light swing weight and stiffness. It's 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 balances solid bracing with reduced wind resistance. Werner's exclusive Neutral Bent Shaft 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. The Sherpa's mid-size blades are great for all around river running. Balanced blade design is smooth and powerful from catch to release.


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. The Neutral Bent Shaft positions your hands for the best balance, comfort and control, helping to reduce arm fatigue.Specs: Features: * Mid-sized blades, ideal for river running and moderate freestyle. * Balanced blade design and stroke. * Powerful and smooth from catch to release. * Lightweight and responsive. Blade Specs: * Carbon * Size: 46x19.5cm, 18.1"x 7.7" * 680sq cm * Asymetrical Shaft Specs: * Carbon * Neutral Bent Shaft * 45deg Feather * Right Hand Control Paddle Weight: * 964g (34oz) at 197cm

- Mountains Plus

Mid-size BladeSurface Area: 680 sq inBlade Length x Width: 46 x 19.5 cmWeight for 197 (Straight Shaft): 936 g / 33 ozWeight for 197 (Neutral Bent Shaft): 992 g / 35 ozRecommended Length: 191 - 200 cmAvailable Length (Straight Shaft): 185 - 206 cm Available Length (Neutral Bent Shaft): 188 - 203 cm Features & Options: 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 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. 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