The Werner Bandit Carbon Canoe Paddle is Werner's aggressive spooned canoe paddle for technical river runners and slalom canoeists. The aggressive spooned power face has sharp symmetrical blade for a powerful catch. The Performance carbon Bandit canoe paddles come standard with continuous carbon weave laminate blades, a lightweight continuous carbon weave shaft, and ABS T-grip.
|Blade Size:||49 x 20 cm|
|Grip Type:||ABS T-Grip|
|Shaft Diameter:||1.2 in / 3.05 cm|
|Weight:||23 oz / 652.04 g|
|54 in †||BA 1 C61 54||0840463100264|
|56 in||BA 1 C61 56||0840463100271|
|58 in||BA 1 C61 58||0840463100288|
|60 in||BA 1 C61 60||0840463100295|
|62 in||BA 1 C61 62||0840463100301|
I already owned the fiberglass Bandit. Then bought this Carbon model for my wife because of similar design to the Fiberglass, plus it's a few ounces lighter. The paddle has a good catch when running rapids, especially when the paddle's curved catch provides a strong draw stroke. Then for those times when we're paddling on flat sections of a river, we turn the paddle 'backwards' and use it like a bent paddle to gain additional paddling leverage for standard forward strokes. My purchase through Austin Kayak was simple, with fast delivery.
Excellent paddle. Stiff but comfortable to paddle. Lots of control. Both sides of the paddle work well but the cupped side is slightly stronger. I would like the blade slightly wider and longer. Not the absolute lightest but still very light and strong. I use it for Florida flatwater. Fast delivery. Solo canoe.