The Werner Strike 1pc Bent Shaft Paddle aptly named, the Strike is your tool for success in downriver situations that require power in a mid-size blade. Great for smaller paddlers and women looking to take advantage of all the benefit of a blade forward design.
Love it. Great sized blade for an average 5'9 guy. 197cm
Coming from a Powerhouse that was my first paddle, this was a big improvement for me. Being an intermediate, weekend paddler, and a pretty athletically fit average-sized guy, the powerhouse was a bit too much. The Strike provided just as much power on the strokes, with way less fatigue, and a better rhythm for me. Lesson learned. Don't try to compensate with your blade size, get one that honestly fits your stroke, fitness, and size. Compared to the Powerhouse, I could tell almost no difference with the offset blade, much in the same way I can't really tell a difference between a 197 and 200cm paddle. That's fine though. It didn't modify my stroke or roll and feels good, so I am happy.