The Werner Skagit Kayak Paddle (formally the Werner Cascadia) is an unbeatable value for a performance paddle that is suited well for new entrants and recreational kayakers alike. The fiberglass nylon blades have the lightest swing weight at this price coupled with a smooth, stable stroke. Adjustable ferrule system is standard.
|Shaft Type:||Carbon/Fiberglass Blend|
|Shaft Size:||Standard or Small|
|Blade Shape:||Low Angle|
|Blade Size:||49 x 15.6 cm|
|Shaft Diameter:||1.2 in / 3.05 cm|
|Weight:||34 oz / 963.88 g|
|220 cm - Std Shaft||SG 2 F11 220||0840463108178|
|230 cm - Std Shaft||SG 2 F11 230||0840463108185|
|240 cm - Std Shaft||SG 2 F11 240||0840463108208|
|220 cm - Small Shaft||SG 2 F12 220||0840463108246|
|230 cm - Small Shaft||SG 2 F12 230||0840463108253|
|240 cm - Small Shaft †||SG 2 F12 240||0840463108260|
I now have two, one for each continent off which I paddle! Like the value for money, lightness, and ability to change degrees of feather easily.
Jury is still out. I'm thinking I might have been better off going for the next step up. I'm happy with the weight, the way it goes together and comes apart, and manufacturing QA. The paddle blades flex appreciably though when paddling hard. I'm pretty new to the sport, tand perhaps that's normal... I feel though that I spent a significant amount of money and may have bought a something that's just a little bit short of what I would have been really happy with.
I purchased this as a present for my wife to replace her entry-level paddle that we purchased with her recreational kayak years ago. She recently used the new paddle on a slow-moving river for a couple of hours. The Werner Skagit is definitely an upgrade. My wife said the paddle seemed lighter. I got her the small shaft, which she found more comfortable for her small hands. I know she is looking forward to trying out the feathering capabilities of the paddle.
Great product. Light weight, comfortable grip...reasonable price.