The Werner Kalliste Kayak Paddle features performance core blades that have an exceptionally light buoyant feel on the water and silky smooth strokes that make paddling all day long feel effortless. The Kalliste is the ultimate choice for low angle kayakers.
|Blade Shape:||52 x 16 cm|
|Shaft Diameter:||1.2 in / 3.05 cm|
|Weight:||23 oz / 652.04 g|
|220 cm||KL 2 C31 220||0840463104934|
|230 cm||KL 2 C31 230||0840463104941|
|240 cm||KL 2 C31 240||0840463104958|
This product saved my shoulder from surgery. After speaking to Werner Reps and ACK staff I decided to step up to this elite level paddle. The Kalliste is an exquisite combination of power, efficiency, and ergonomics. The extremely light weight and bent feathered shaft allowed me to paddle further and more efficiently on my offshore treks. The bent shaft really saves your joints once you learn the proper form. Being able to feather the blade allows the paddle to rotate freely and cut high winds with each stroke. Back to saving my shoulder... You take approximately 1000 strokes per mile. Think of this in terms of weight lifting, at 10 miles, you are looking at 10,000 repetitions with a ~24oz paddle versus 30 oz with most standard paddles. That extra weight adds up quickly at long distances.
Wonderful paddle. After carpal tunnel surgery, this paddle took the strain off my wrists while healing.