The Werner Strike 1pc Straight 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.
- sculling strokes
- blade shape
- Werner Strike
Great with a Packraft
After all of two sessions with my new Werner Strike paddle, I’m happy. It’s great for forward stroke in my packraft—feels like the forward offset blade is contributing to a nice early catch, and the asymmetrical blade shape makes the blade feel stable and planted even if it’s not perfectly vertical. When I’m doing sculling strokes or transitioning from draw to C-stroke, I realize I am still adapting to the paddle. I’ll check in with another review once I have some more experience with the paddle, but for now, I’m delighted with the paddle. Typical Werner quality.