The Werner Rio FG Whitewater Kayak Paddle offers an advanced river running blade design at an introductory price point. Mid size blades are so well balanced and easy to use that we highly recommend the Rio FG for all entrants into whitewater who demand great paddle performance. The premium carbon blend shaft has legendary bomber strength.
|Shaft Type:||Carbon/Fiberglass Blend|
|Blade Material:||Fiberglass reinforced nylon|
|Offset - Paddle:||Right 30 degree|
|Blade Size:||41 x 19.5 cm|
|Shaft Diameter:||1.2 in / 3.05 cm|
|Weight:||38 oz / 1077.28 g|
|191 cm||RI 1 F41 191 30||0840463111499|
|194 cm||RI 1 F41 194 30||0840463107102|
|197 cm||RI 1 F41 197 30||0840463107126|
|200 cm||RI 1 F41 200 30||0840463107140|
I love my Rio paddle. I was using a touring paddle(2 piece) for creek/river running up to class 2, and I noticed my paddle would flex when I put power into my strokes. The Rio is solid, and it inspires confidence with every use. I am a novice boater and I did not want to spend $200 on a paddle, so the Rio fit the bill perfectly. I gave it 4 stars because it is a bit hefty, but it is built tough and worth its weight.
This is my first WW paddle purchase. I chose this for the price to work with a standard paddle size/shape to figure out what I may want to invest in in the future. Overall, I'm happy with the control and speed I can obtain with the paddle. The paddle is heavier than other paddles I have picked up.
Have used these a few times since purchase on mild whitewater for up to 4 hours at a time. Solid construction, comfortable ergonomic handle, great catch with the blade, easy 30-degree offset. Super value for the beginning to intermediate paddler.
Excellent value. Paddles much easier than my old one.