Whitewater Kayak Paddle Buying Guide

What to consider when shopping for your paddle

Choosing the right paddle for whitewater kayaking can be daunting with all the available paddle options to consider.
A whitewater paddle that matches your skill level and paddling style and meets your price demands is ideal. But weighing the options can be overwhelming.
Luckily, CKS Online paddle experts are here to help you understand what to consider when choosing a paddle that will work for you and how you paddle! And our team is always available if you have any questions this blog doesn't cover.

You'll want to consider

Kayaking Style + Paddle Sizing

Price and
Materials

Bent shaft paddle or straight shaft paddle

One-piece paddle or a breakdown paddle.

Your Paddle Style and Kayak Experience

Your whitewater kayaking experience and the style of kayaking you want to do make a difference in the type of paddle you choose, as well as the size paddle you choose. Paddle length (measured in cm), shaft width and blade dimensions are variables you will want to consider.

  • For example, paddlers 5'3" to 5'8" would probably prefer a paddle between 190-196 cm, paddlers 5'9" to 6'1" would prefer a paddle between 196-200 cm, whereas those taller than 6'1" would prefer a paddle over 200 cm.
  • Paddlers looking for more power and stability in their strokes may consider a larger blade size. 
  • On the other hand, you’ll generally get more efficiency in your paddle strokes with a mid-size blade.
  • Shorter paddle lengths tend to be great for those who are looking for a more aggressive paddle stroke, which can be beneficial when performing play boat maneuvers.

Understanding your own experience and style can help you choose the right paddle blade, as well as the right length, blade size and desired offset. If you have any questions about your paddling style and the best paddle for you, our experts are always happy to chat paddling!

Material Choices

When looking at the best paddles for whitewater kayaking, there are several different materials to choose from. Each has its benefits. 

Aluminum Shaft
Aluminum shaft whitewater paddles are a great choice for those who are looking for the most affordable option. This is regularly a preferred material choice for recreational kayakers, and those who don’t have a lot of experience under their belt.
Pro: This affordable material is durable and flexible.
Con: Flexibility can come at the cost of efficiency.

Fiberglass Shaft
Fiberglass whitewater kayak paddles hold a lot of benefits. Paddlers will quickly find that a fiberglass kayak paddle is strong, yet lightweight. It’s a little more flexible than other options like carbon, which is good for those with weaker or sensitive wrists.
Pro: Strong, yet lightweight and more flexible
Con: Fiberglass paddles tend to offer a little less power per stroke.

Carbon + Carbon Core
Carbon kayak paddles are a fantastic option if you’re looking for the most lightweight choice. They are also the most powerful of the material options, making them great for many whitewater kayaking adventures.
The benefits a carbon paddle offers are great, however, you’re going to be paying more for your paddle.Carbon is one of the most expensive kayak paddle options. In addition, while carbon paddles take a lot to wear down, they offer very little flexibility. Ultimately, they do not bend, and if they reach a certain pressure threshold, they will break.
Pro: Most powerful and lightweight choice. Great for whitewater kayaking.
Con: Most expensive option and less flexibility

Read the full paddle materials blog here

How to Choose: Fiberglass and Carbon Whitewater Kayak Paddles

When browsing selections of high-quality Whitewater Kayak Paddles, you’ll find yourself comparing carbon paddles and fiberglass paddles. Choosing the right material for you is going to help you get the best out of your gear and boating experience. Following are pros and cons of each material type and how it’s used in the paddle.

Bent Shaft vs. Straight Shaft

Another item to consider when buying a whitewater kayak paddle is whether you want a bent shaft paddle or a straight shaft paddle. Each paddle type has its pros and cons. 

Straight Shaft Kayak Paddle

Pro: Tends to be strong under pressure. This type of shaft offers the reliability that you need and the power that you’re looking for when performing things like low bracing and back paddling.
Con: A straight shaft does not allow for ergonomic wrist positions, and it’s easy to find your hands slipping down the paddle as you go. 

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Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle

Pro: Easier to keep your hands in the right position. This can help prevent wrist injuries or even the loss of your paddle.
Con: Bent shaft paddles tend to be a little more expensive than their straight counterparts. They are slightly more susceptible to breaking, due to the bend in the shaft. However, this doesn’t present as an issue in most cases.

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How to Choose: Bent Shaft vs. Straight Shaft Kayak Paddles
Read the Full Bent Shaft v Straight Shaft Blog

How to Choose: Bent Shaft vs. Straight Shaft Kayak Paddles

When shopping for whitewater kayak paddles, you’ll notice many offerings are available in a bent shaft and a straight shaft paddle design. As you look at the variety of bent kayak paddles vs straight, you might be wondering what the difference is. We asked our experts to help readers understand the advantages and disadvantages of a bent shaft kayak paddle and a straight shaft kayak paddle.

1-Piece Paddle vs Breakdown Paddle

Whether you want a 1-piece kayaking paddle or a breakdown paddle is another consideration when buying a whitewater kayak paddle. Both are great options and offer their own justifications -  it all really comes down to what you’re looking for.

1-piece Kayak Paddle

This paddle is a single, continuous piece. In general, this is the best option for most people. It offers higher durability than breakdown options because there are no weak spots where the paddle breaks down. This style also offers the best performance, overall. On top of this, 1-piece kayak paddles tend to be the lightest option.

Breakdown Paddle

Beneficial for those who simply don’t have the storage space needed for a larger, single-piece paddle. The more pieces your paddle breaks down into, the heavier it will be, and the more the durability will suffer. If you plan to travel frequently or need to conserve storage space, a breakdown paddle might be the best option for you. 

How to Choose: 1-Piece or Breakdown Kayak Paddles
Read the Full 1-Piece V Breakdown Blog

How to Choose: 1-Piece or Breakdown Kayak Paddles

Kayak paddles are often available with different breakdown paddle shaft options, allowing you to choose the right paddle first, and then decide if you want a 1-piece, 2-piece, or 4-piece kayak paddle. Most high-quality kayak paddles come in a 1-piece, 2-piece, or 4-piece breakdown design.

Conclusion

There are many options to consider when buying a whitewater kayak paddle. From the paddler's paddle-style and paddle sizing to the price, storeability and more, you need to find the best paddle for you and your situation. Check out some of the best paddles for whitewater kayaking to take a closer look at each feature and what is best for you! Our Paddle Experts are always ready to chat and answer any questions you have! 

Werner Odachi Bent Shaft Carbon Kayak Paddle
Werner Odachi Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle
Werner Odachi Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle
Werner Odachi Bent Shaft Carbon Kayak Paddle
Werner Odachi Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle
Werner Odachi Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle

Werner Odachi Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle

$470.00

The Werner Odachi Bent Shaft Carbon Paddle is built specifically for speed and going fast in whitewater creek races. The Odachi blends Werner's bomber durability with a lightweight, stiff and incredibly powerful carbon shaft and foam core blades; meaning you don't have to choose between durability and speed when selecting a race paddle.

The Odachi features an increased blade-to-shaft offset that provides a longer and more powerful catch to make every stroke count. More blade dihedral stabilizes powerful strokes in chaotic whitewater while the longer blade length gives you greater leverage with each stroke and the race-inspired blade tip is symmetrical with more surface area for a more vertical race stroke.

The carbon shaft optimizes strength and durability in an extremely lightweight package.

The Werner Odachi Bent Shaft Carbon Paddle Features
  • Long blade length provides greater leverage
  • Dynel edging is highly abrasion and impact resistant.
  • Race inspired blade tip.
  • Subtle scoop for more purchase.
  • 30 Degree Offset.
  • Right Hand Control.
  • Custom lengths and feathers can be special ordered.

Odachi Specs:

  • Shaft Option: Bent
  • Pieces: 1 Piece
  • Weight Grams: 1022g.
  • Weight Ounces: 36oz.
  • Blade Surface Area: 735 cm2
  • Blade Length x Width: 49cm x 20.5cm

CA Prop 65 Warning WARNING:  This product can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

    Werner Odachi Straight Shaft Carbon Kayak Paddle
    Werner Odachi Straight Shaft Kayak Paddle
    Werner Odachi Straight Shaft Carbon Kayak Paddle
    Werner Odachi Straight Shaft Kayak Paddle

    Werner Odachi Straight Shaft Kayak Paddle

    $370.00

    The Werner Odachi Straight Shaft Carbon Paddle is built specifically for speed and going fast in whitewater creek races. The Odachi blends Werner's bomber durability with a lightweight, stiff and incredibly powerful carbon shaft and foam core blades; meaning you don't have to choose between durability and speed when selecting a race paddle.

    The Odachi features an increased blade-to-shaft offset that provides a longer and more powerful catch to make every stroke count. More blade dihedral stabilizes powerful strokes in chaotic whitewater while the longer blade length gives you greater leverage with each stroke and the race-inspired blade tip is symmetrical with more surface area for a more vertical race stroke. The carbon shaft optimizes strength and durability in an extremely lightweight package.

    Features

    • Long blade length (49cm) provides greater leverage.
    • Symmetrical blade tip provides more surface area during a more vertical race stroke.
    • More blade dihedral for stable, powerful strokes in chaotic whitewater.
    • Dynel edging is highly abrasion and impact resistant.
    • Blade Surface Area - 735 square centimeters.
    • Blade Length x Width - 49cm x 20.5cm.
    • Custom lengths and feathers can be special ordered.

    Specifications

    • Shaft Option: Straight
    • Pieces: 1 Piece
    • Weight: 867g
    • Blade Surface Area: 735 sq cm
    • Blade Length x Width:  49 cm x 20.5 cm

    CA Prop 65 Warning WARNING:  This product can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

    Werner Double Diamond Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle
    Werner Double Diamond Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle

    Werner Double Diamond Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle

    $470.00

    The Werner Double Diamond Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle is the ultimate paddle for playboating or for river running. It offers an awesome combination of powerful down tilted blades and light buoyant strokes needed for freestyle power and control.

    Werner Double Diamond Carbon Bent Shaft Features:
    • Foam Core blades are light and buoyant in aerated water.
    • Impact resistant Kevlar is molded into the power face along with a double layer of Dynel edging for added durability.
    • Bent Shaft naturally aligns wrists for less stress on joints.
    • Carbon, Foam Core
    • Size: 48x19.5cm
    • 700 sq cm
    • Asymmetrical
    • Carbon Bent Shaft
    • 30 degree feather
    • Right-hand control
    • 1049g (37oz) at 197cm
    Werner Powerhouse Carbon Straight Kayak Paddle
    Werner Powerhouse Carbon Straight Kayak Paddle

    Werner Powerhouse Carbon Straight Shaft Kayak Paddle

    $320.00

    The Werner Powerhouse Carbon Straight Shaft Kayak Paddle is Werner's largest most powerful river running blade design with the added benefits of full carbon construction. The Powerhouse excels on creeks and rivers and is ideal for larger or well-conditioned paddlers. The carbon construction cuts overall weight and increases paddle stiffness for more control and efficiency.

    Werner Powerhouse Carbon Straight Shaft Kayak Paddle Features:

    • Balanced blade design and stroke.
    • Powerful and smooth from catch to release.
    • Lightweight and responsive.
    • Stiffness of carbon fiber enhances energy transferred during each stroke
    • Carbon Fiber
    • Size: 48x19.5cm
    • 720sq cm
    • Dihedral Shape to reduce flutter
    • Straight Shaft
    • 30 degree Feather
    • Right Hand Control
    • 964g (34oz) at 197cm. 
    Werner Powerhouse Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle
    Werner Powerhouse Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle
    Werner Powerhouse Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle
    Werner Powerhouse Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle

    Werner Powerhouse Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle

    $370.00

    The Werner Powerhouse Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle is the go-to paddle for kayakers seeking the highest level of performance from their river running paddle. The Powerhouse bent shaft paddle has a full carbon shaft to provide a lighter swing weight improving on an already great paddle. Comfortable indexing ensures your hands find home on the shaft with no problems. 

    If you are looking for a paddle that will give you the extra power you need to stick your line, you need this paddle!

    Looking for a lighter paddle? Check out the Werner Carbon Powerhouse.

    Features

    • Full-sized blades are ideal for well-conditioned paddlers; our largest premium river running blade shape.
    • Optimized flex and strength.
    • Brightly colored translucent fiberglass laminate blades.
    • Dihedral allows for smooth forward and directional paddling.
    • Custom shaped, low profile, reinforcement
    • Surface Area: 720 sq cm
    • Blade Length x Width: 48 x 20cm
    • Weight for 197cm Neutral Bent Shaft: 1070g/37.75oz
    Werner Sherpa Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle
    Werner Sherpa Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle
    Werner Sherpa Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle
    Werner Sherpa Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle
    Werner Sherpa Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle
    Werner Sherpa Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle

    Werner Sherpa Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle

    $370.00

    The Werner Sherpa Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle is a great mid-size all around paddle that excels at river running and creeking. The Sherpa's blades are mid size, but give you a little more low angle power than the Werner Player. The Sherpa now has a strong, full carbon shaft that offers a lighter swing weight for less fatigue.

    Werner Sherpa Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle Features:

    • Full Carbon Shaft for strength, performance, and a reduced swing weight
    • Midsize blades with a smooth catch for a shoulder friendly day on the water
    • Indexing on the carbon shaft help your hands find home every time
    • Bright, easy to find blades
    • Weight: 1035oz/36.5oz
    • Blade: 48x19.5cm
    • 30 degree feather
    • Right-hand control 
    Werner Strike Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle
    Werner Strike Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle

    Werner Strike Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle

    $370.00

    The Werner Strike Bent Shaft Paddle aptly named, the Strike is your tool for success in downriver situations that require power in a mid-size blade. Often used by smaller paddlers, women, or anyone looking to put less stress on their shoulders while taking advantage of all the benefit of a blade forward design.

      • Increased blade to shaft offset for more verticality through the power phase.
      • Design offers stroke versatility for everyday use.
      • Legendary bomber reliability with high impact fiberglass blades.
      • Optimized flex and strength. Designed for your body to feel strain free without giving up Bomber reliability.
      • Dihedral allows for smooth and stable forward paddling, a core philosophy for Werner.
      • Custom shaped, low profile, reinforcement spine allows for enhanced blade maneuverability when linking several strokes and provides blade stiffness and overall strength.
      • Mid-sized blades are an ideal fit for the great majority of average size paddlers and women.
      NRS PTR Kayak Paddle
      NRS PTR Kayak
      NRS PTR Kayak
      NRS PTR Kayak
      NRS PTR Kayak Paddle
      NRS PTR Kayak
      NRS PTR Kayak
      NRS PTR Kayak

      NRS PTR Kayak Paddle

      $69.95
      The NRS PTR Paddle has high-impact ABS plastic blades and a high-strength, aircraft-grade 7075 T6 aluminum shaft, making this economical paddle tough enough for outfitter use and rental programs.
      • A great one-piece paddle for beginning boaters.
      • 18" X 8" blade.
      • The extended lengths of 220, 230 and 240 work great for inflatable or sit-on-top kayaks. All sizes are one piece.
      Blade Material: High-impact ABS plastic
      Blade Size: 20 cm W x 46 cm L  (8" W x 18" L)
      Blade Surface Area: 800 sq cm / 124 sq in
      Blade Shape: Symmetrical/slightly spooned
      Shaft Material: Coated high-strength airplane grade aluminum
      Shaft Shape: Straight
      Feather:
      45 degree
      Breakdown: No
      Control: 
      Right hand
      Weight: 220  is 44 oz  (1247 g)
      Application:
      • Whitewater - river running
      • Whitewater/Touring - crossover
      Features:
      • A great one-piece paddle for beginning boaters
      • Extended lengths of 220, 230 and 240 are ideal for inflatable or sit-on-top kayaks
      NRS PTR Take-Apart 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      NRS PTR Take-Apart 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      NRS PTR Take-Apart 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      NRS PTR Take-Apart 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      NRS PTR Take-Apart 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      NRS PTR Take-Apart 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      NRS PTR Take-Apart 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      NRS PTR Take-Apart 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      NRS PTR Take-Apart 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      NRS PTR Take-Apart 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      NRS PTR Take-Apart 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      NRS PTR Take-Apart 2-Piece Kayak Paddle

      NRS PTR Take-Apart 2-Piece Kayak Paddle

      $84.95
      The NRS PTR Take-Apart Paddle has high-impact ABS plastic blades and a high-strength, aircraft-grade 7075 T6 aluminum shaft, making this economical paddle tough enough for outfitter use and rental programs.
      • A great one-piece paddle for beginning boaters.
      • 18" X 8" blade.
      • Available in four sizes:
        • 210 and 220 cm lengths are a great choice for most small inflatable kayaks and narrower flatwater recreation kayaks.
        • 230 and 240 cm lengths are best when used with very wide vessels, such as fishing kayaks or Inflatable Kayaks with larger-than-average tubes.
      Carlisle Magic Plus 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      Carlisle Magic Plus 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      Carlisle Magic Plus 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      Carlisle Magic Plus 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      Carlisle Magic Plus 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      Carlisle Magic Plus 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      Carlisle Magic Plus 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      Carlisle Magic Plus 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      Carlisle Magic Plus 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      Carlisle Magic Plus 2-Piece Kayak Paddle

      Carlisle Magic Plus 2-Piece Kayak Paddle

      $109.00

      Quality and performance at a great price. The Carlisle Magic Plus Touring Paddle is perfect for beginners, intermediates or anyone looking for a solid back-up paddle.

      • The fiberglass-filled polypropylene blades are lightweight and durable.
      • The blades are asymmetrical and slightly spoon shaped for an efficient and powerful stroke.
      • The lightweight, flexible fiberglass shaft is two-piece and can be set at 0 or 60-degree feather, left- or right-hand control.
      • Colorful blade is highly visible for safety.

      Sizing: Most paddlers using an inflatable kayak under 5'8" will prefer a 220cm, taller than 5'9" often prefer 230cm. For particularly wide boats or very tall paddlers, the 240cm will fit best. Longer paddles cause a more horizontal paddle stroke, making it more difficult to keep your kayak straight.

      Werner Tybee Hooked 2-Piece Straight Shaft Paddle
      Werner Tybee Hooked 2-Piece Straight Shaft Paddle
      Werner Tybee Hooked 2-Piece Straight Shaft Paddle
      Werner Tybee Hooked 2-Piece Straight Shaft Paddle
      Werner Tybee Hooked 2-Piece Straight Shaft Paddle
      Werner Tybee Hooked 2-Piece Straight Shaft Paddle
      Werner Tybee Hooked 2-Piece Straight Shaft Paddle
      Werner Tybee Hooked 2-Piece Straight Shaft Paddle
      Werner Tybee Hooked 2-Piece Straight Shaft Paddle
      Werner Tybee Hooked 2-Piece Straight Shaft Paddle
      Werner Tybee Hooked 2-Piece Straight Shaft Paddle
      Werner Tybee Hooked 2-Piece Straight Shaft Paddle
      Werner Tybee Hooked 2-Piece Straight Shaft Paddle
      Werner Tybee Hooked 2-Piece Straight Shaft Paddle
      Werner Tybee Hooked 2-Piece Straight Shaft Paddle
      Werner Tybee Hooked 2-Piece Straight Shaft Paddle
      Werner Tybee Hooked 2-Piece Straight Shaft Paddle
      Werner Tybee Hooked 2-Piece Straight Shaft Paddle

      Werner Tybee Hooked 2-Piece Straight Shaft Paddle

      $135.00

      The Werner Tybee: Hooked 2-Piece Straight Shaft Paddle is a great value for the angler on a budget but still after the performance of high angle paddling. Find design features direct from Werner's higher models, but at a lower price. A great spare paddle for those with a higher-end Werner but fishing offshore.

      FEATURES
      • Standard Performance gives you Werner's heritage for a better paddling paddle at introductory prices.
      • Mid-sized, high-angle blades fit the widest range of paddlers.
      • Dihedral allows for smooth and stable forward paddling, a core philosophy for Werner.
      • Fiberglass reinforced nylon, injection molded blades are impact and wear-resistant, a combination of light swing weight for the value yet maintain the design element direct from Werner's Premium line. Offering smooth, stable strokes and easier paddling.
      • The Smart View Adjustable ferrule is the most simple, precise fitting on the market. The solid feel of a 1-piece paddle and nothing to snag your gear. (US Patent # 6881111)
      PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

      Shaft Option: Straight
      Pieces: 2 Piece
      Weight Grams: 1003g.
      Weight Ounces: 35.5oz.
      Length Range: 220cm to 260cm in 5cm increments
      Feather Angle: Smart-View Adjustable
      Blade Surface Area: 608 cm2
      Blade Length x Width: 43cm x 18.25cm

      CA Prop 65 Warning WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A and Vinyl Chloride, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

      ADVANCED DESIGN & ADVANCED FIT

      Performance Level: Standard
      Blade Design: Fiberglass Reinforced - Injection Molded Nylon, Mid-size blade, Dihedral, Asymmetrical Blade Shape
      Blade Shape: High Angle
      Shaft Features: Smart-View Adjustable Ferrule System, Premium Carbon - Straight, Straight Shaft, Kayak Fishing Shaft

      Aqua Bound Shred Carbon Kayak Paddle
      Aqua Bound Shred Carbon Kayak Paddle
      Aqua Bound Shred Carbon Kayak Paddle
      Aqua Bound Shred Carbon Kayak Paddle
      Aqua Bound Shred Carbon Kayak Paddle
      Aqua Bound Shred Carbon Kayak Paddle

      Aqua Bound Shred Carbon Kayak Paddle

      $186.96

      The most durable whitewater paddle available, the Aqua Bound Shred Carbon is for those that prioritize making memories over watching from the sidelines.

      Features

      • Ovalized areospace-grade Tight Weave Carbon shaft provides both power and agility
      • Stiff, lightweight carbon-reinforced abX blades
      • Rugged and responsive, a great choice for the whitewater enthusiast

      Specifications

      Shaft Material: Tight Weave Carbon
      Blade Material: abX Carbon Reinforced Nylon
      Blade Size: 7.75 x 18 in. (20 x 46 cm.)
      Blade Surface Area: 117 sq. in. (755 sq. cm)

      Weight: 34.5 oz. (978 g)

      Aqua Bound Manta Ray Fiberglass 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      Aqua Bound Manta Ray Fiberglass 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      Aqua Bound Manta Ray Fiberglass 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
      Aqua Bound Manta Ray Fiberglass 2-Piece Kayak Paddle

      Aqua Bound Manta Ray Fiberglass 2-Piece Kayak Paddle

      $101.96

      The Aqua Bound Manta Ray Fiberglass 2-Piece Kayak Paddle has a warm, lightweight fiberglass shaft combined with efficient, strong blades for moving water assertively. The big, beefy blades are a great choice for big boats looking to move more water. The blades are made of exclusive Aqua-Bound abXII resin reinforced with fiberglass fibers, and the snug fitting, snap-button ferrule allows for multiple feather angles.

      Specifications

      Shaft Material: Fiberglass
      Blade Material: abXII Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon
      Blade Size: 7.25 x 18 in. (18 x 46 cm.)
      Blade Surface Area: 105 sq. in. (677 sq. cm.)
      Weight: 35.25 oz. (999 g)
      Ferrule Angles: 0° & 60° (L or R)

      Paddle Care

      • Separate your paddle sections

      • Rinse each part with clean, fresh water

      • Examine all parts to ensure it is clear of debris

      • Dry and store your paddle (separated, if applicable) in a clean, dry, indoor place 
      Werner Sherpa Carbon Straight Shaft Kayak Paddle
      Werner Sherpa Carbon Straight Shaft Kayak Paddle
      Werner Sherpa Carbon Straight Shaft Kayak Paddle
      Werner Sherpa Carbon Straight Shaft Kayak Paddle

      Werner Sherpa Carbon Straight Shaft Kayak Paddle

      $320.00

      The Sherpa Carbon Straight Shaft Paddle features a carbon blade, adding stiffness and power compared to its fiberglass counterpart. Watch most all creek boat videos today, or footage where the paddler is being swallowed by massive holes amidst canyon walls. Now, what paddle do they have? Trusted on the hardest runs in the world and those firing up the hardest line on their local run are the Werner river running paddles. The Sherpa and its larger counterpart the Powerhouse offer Bomber reliability, tested and proven where it counts.


      Pieces: 1 Piece
      Weight Grams: 1021g.
      Weight Ounces: 36oz. 
      Length Range: 191-200 cm
      Feather Angle: R30
      Blade Surface Area: 680 cm2
      Blade Length x Width:  46cm x 19.5cm

      CA Prop 65 Warning WARNING:  This product can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

      Werner Sherpa Carbon Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle
      Werner Sherpa Carbon Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle
      Werner Sherpa Carbon Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle
      Werner Sherpa Carbon Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle

      Werner Sherpa Carbon Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle

      $420.00

      The Sherpa Carbon Bent Shaft Paddle features a carbon blade, adding stiffness and power compared to its fiberglass counterpart. Watch most all creek boat videos today, or footage where the paddler is being swallowed by massive holes amidst canyon walls. Now, what paddle do they have? Trusted on the hardest runs in the world and those firing up the hardest line on their local run are the Werner river running paddles. The Sherpa and its larger counterpart the Powerhouse offer Bomber reliability, tested and proven where it counts.


      Pieces: 1 Piece
      Weight Grams: 1021g.
      Weight Ounces: 36oz. 
      Length Range: 191-200 cm
      Feather Angle: R30
      Blade Surface Area: 680 cm2
      Blade Length x Width:  46cm x 19.5cm

      CA Prop 65 Warning WARNING:  This product can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

      NRS Ripple Kayak Paddle
      NRS Ripple Kayak Paddle
      NRS Ripple Kayak Paddle
      NRS Ripple Kayak Paddle
      NRS Ripple Kayak Paddle
      NRS Ripple Kayak Paddle
      NRS Ripple Kayak Paddle
      NRS Ripple Kayak Paddle
      NRS Ripple Kayak Paddle
      NRS Ripple Kayak Paddle
      NRS Ripple Kayak Paddle
      NRS Ripple Kayak Paddle
      NRS Ripple Kayak Paddle
      NRS Ripple Kayak Paddle

      NRS Ripple Kayak Paddle

      $149.95
      Get out there and paddle hard without breaking the bank! The NRS Ripple is one tough and economical kayak paddle. Burly ABS plastic blade and lightweight fiberglass shaft for a comfortable swing weight and long term durability.
      • Asymmetrical fiberglass-reinforced ABS blade efficiently transfers power, limits blade flutter, and is practically indestructible.
      • Fiberglass shaft for lightweight durability and easy paddle control.
      • Take-apart design with three-position ferrule can be set at 0 or 45-degree feather, left- or right-hand control.


      Blade Material: High-density ABS and fiberglass
      Blade Size: 18 cm W x 43 cm L  (7.25" W x 17" L)
      Blade Surface Area: 632 sq cm / 98 sq in
      Blade Shape: Asymmetrical
      Shaft Material: Fiberglass
      Shaft Shape: Straight
      Feather: 0 or 45 degree
      Breakdown: Yes - 2 pieces pieces
      Control: Right or left hand
      Weight: 220  is 38 oz  (1077 g)
      Application:
      • Touring - high angle
      Features:
      • Medium-sized blades are good for beginners or intermediates
      • Fiberglass-reinforced ABS blades are lightweight and durable
      • Flexible fiberglass shaft is two-piece and can be set at 0 or 45-degree feather
      Notes:
      • Care and maintenance: Adjustable ferrules are built with fine tolerances for a precise fit. Sand, silt or salt left inside the ferrule will interfere with adjustability. After each use, take the paddle apart and thoroughly rinse the ferrule with warm water. Dry before reassembling.