We are currently experiencing delays with out of stock paddles. Werner is delayed for 6 weeks on the build time for paddles. They should be operating as normal beginning July 10th.
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.