I was, at first, concerned that the super light-weight Werner Carbon
Fiber Paddle would snap under my 200+# weight as I was leaning on
it lifting myself out of the kayak, but it seemed super strong. Our
session was only two hours but paddling felt effortless and I'm sure it
will make a difference after several hours on the water.
The weight difference between the Kalliste and my Werner Skagit is
unbelievable. Should be a great summer with more energy left a
the end of the day. Perfect combination of blade area vs. stroke
Glad I spent the $$$.
I have a bad shoulder and this paddle is so much easier to use
than my old one, which will remain nameless. I can paddle for
hours now and not get sore or tired. It is expensive, but worth it.
I bought two Werner Kalliste paddles in the middle of winter in New
York State. Snow and ice everywhere. Consequently I haven't used
them yet but the are as light and easily adjustable as I expected. The
manufacturing quality is very high. We'll use them in three months.
Christopher H H.
The Kalliste is an excellent kayak paddle. So easy to use. It fell into
place the first time I used it. The 2 piece makes it easy to transport.
The adjusting ferrule allows it to be adjusted to each persons style.
Well worth the extra cost.
The paddle is awesome, very light and a bit of buoyancy feels great
The service of ACK is even better. Ordering a whole bunch of stuff for
an upcoming river tripping, I messed up a few orders but the guys
here were very helpful and cool with it.
Fantastic paddle. Almost feels as
it's just floating there in front of
you. So impressed, I bought a
second as my spare.
Worth the high cost, ACK has
great customer service.
I have a Hobie 9i (inflatable) and this is a wider kayak.. I
made the mistake of purchasing a 220 and kept splashing
myself...I finally bit the bullet and purchased the 240 and
it has made all the difference in the world! I love this
paddle and the lightness, durability and ease of use are
unsurpassed (and I am considerably drier!) I also would
advise purchasing one of the bags (make sure you find
one that will fit the 240)..it is a little investment but pays
for itself as you can store quite a few items in it, it
protects your paddle in the car, and helps keep things
organized. Regardless of the bag, I know it is expensive,
but it truly is worth the investment.
excellent product! light,
strong, reliable, well designed.
I bought two Kalliste straight
shaft paddles 240 CM based on
the reviews I read on them.
We really couldn't afford
them, but they have made a
great difference in our
kayaking experience. We look
forward to going kayaking now.
Before it was an ambivalent
experience, the water and
kayaks were great [Ocean Kayak
Caper], but the wear on the
shoulders and arms was not
pleasant. Now it's a delight
to pick up the paddle and
shove off and go look around.
We are not distance paddlers
yet, but the paddles are still
Although expensive, this
paddle is worth every cent and
then some. Although it is
unbelievably light, the real
advantage is its buoyancy that
is most notable at the
completion of a forward
stroke. It just pops out of
the water at the perfect
moment. Also, the absence of a
traditional reinforcing spline
on the back of the paddle face
makes sculling a piece of
cake, which in turn makes
rolling incredibly easy.