I recently got to use Werner Camano Fiber Glass paddle on the San Marcos River and was very surprised with how little effort I needed to maneuver the paddle through the water. I, like many paddlers, go between hard, fast paced strokes, and leisurely strokes. My upper body was not drained of energy after my aggressive paced paddling between City Park and Rio Vista Park. Be careful when you paddle in shallower waters, the blade can seem a bit fragile when it brushed up against some rocks. I know it will hold up but it's an expensive paddle and I was borrowing it. The paddle performed superbly when I was paddling upstream and had to fight the current, my arms did not get tired at all.
Great paddle so far in the inter-coastal here. I found the Camanos to be very light compared to my previous paddles. I loved the way they felt in the water and do think they are less fatiguing. The adjustments for feathering are precise, easy to read and do. Glad I bought them.
George in Malta
A few weeks back I bought two sets of Werner Camano Fiberglass Straight Shaft Paddles, one for my son and another for myself. Now that we have put quite a few hours and a lot of miles paddling around the Maltese Islands,I can say that buying this paddle was the right choice. The currents in the Mediterranean Sea can be very strong, but with the Camano, we hardly got tired and finished our tours in total relexation.
Sue in Florida
The Werner Camano Fiberglass Straight Shaft Paddle could be lighter, but it is very comfortable and balanced. I found it very natural to use and the paddle did its job, well. It was a good choice for me!