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.
Really couldn't afford this paddle but I have a tear in my shoulder I need surgery on that I'm putting off at least until fall or winter and wanted a lighter paddle so my shoulder wouldn't hurt so bad at the end of the day. Also wanted a lighter paddle to make my all-day paddling more enjoyable. LOVE this paddle!!! Worth the money!! Upgraded from Bending Branches Infusion which is 37 oz. Such a big difference! I would get worn out a lot quicker using that paddle compared to my new Kalliste! Also, much stiffer than the nylon blades which translates into less wasted effort through each stroke!
Fantastic. I didn't believe it could be so good. It is!
Yes this paddle is expensive but believe me it's
worth every penny! Unbelievably light, well
crafted and powerful. If you love to paddle, you
should own one of these. If your not looking to
spend money I'd advise you not to try this paddle
because once you do other paddles just don't cut
Excellent product. I use them on short (sprints of 2-3 miles) and longer workouts (6 miles or more) and definitely feel more comfortable during the workout. My only regret is not buying a longer length paddle as I am 6' and only got the 220cm.
M T Stringer
All I can say is WOW. Night and day difference between this and my old paddle. The old one now feels like it was made out of an iron pipe in comparison. Paddling feels almost effortless and will cut down on the ibuprofen the night after a double digit miles paddling day :)
I never knew a paddle could make such a difference. The paddle that the Werner Kalliste replaced was fiberglass, and I'm never going back.
The Kalliste is unbelievably light. It enters the water easily and seems to pop right out automatically at the perfect moment the stroke is completed. The carbon material ensures that there is so little mass at the paddle ends that long distance paddling becomes effortless. Yesterday I took this paddle for an eight mile trip from the Montery Bay to the open Pacific Ocean, and I could have easily paddled another eight miles. Sheer perfection!