The Werner Powerhouse Fiberglass Kayak Paddle offers amazing power and responsiveness needed for big creeks and river running. Full size blades are evenly balanced to create a clean catch that is immediately powerful and smooth through out the entire stroke. Straight shaft.
|Shaft Type:||Carbon/Fiberglass Blend|
|Offset - Paddle:||Right 30 degree|
|Blade Size:||48 x 20 cm|
|Shaft Diameter:||1.2 in / 3.05 cm|
|Weight:||35.25 oz / 999.32 g|
|191 cm - R30 †||PH 1 F41 191 30|
|194 cm - R30 †||PH 1 F41 194 30||0840463106259|
|197 cm - R30||PH 1 F41 197 30||0840463106297|
|200 cm - R30 †||PH 1 F41 200 30||0840463106334|
Well, it's a Werner fiberglass paddle, so of course it is a 5 star rating. Only had it about a month but it's been out a lot in technical rivers and has been bashed against rocks, gotten lots of scratches and a few scars, and it still looks way too new. As far as the Powerhouse design, it works well for my purposes for both big rivers and rocky creeks. Since I am a big guy, I like the big blade and the shape works well even when the water's not deep enough to get the whole blade in. If you are a beginner to whitewater (or even to flatwater and like to put muscle into your stroke) and debating on whether to get the basic $240 Werner paddle versus a $100 paddle of any brand, don't waste your money on a $100 paddle. You will be sorry you did. If you are not a beginner, you already know this.