Mine snapped in the center after 5 months on a paddle stroke and werner would not warranty it...
Name: Nicole Review Date: 1/7/2011 10:08 am Rating:
Werner makes the best paddles out there! I love the carbon sidekick because it is lightweight AND super durable. I've bashed it creeking and playboating, but it still perseveres. I don't think I could trust any other paddle.
This is my Lion Beater. The Carbon Powerhouse has the best durability/performance ratio on the market. I take this paddle confidently into any run, low volume 700 ft/mile or big water hole punching and it carries me safely through. Mine has taken it's share of knocks saving my body from careening into rocks and has stood up to the abuse better than any paddle I've ever owned.
The Werner Player Carbon Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle is the most popular choice for playboaters who want a paddle that gives them power and responsiveness in a lightweight package. The mid size, down turned blades enter the water quickly for more initial power, but don't get in the way for freestyle moves. The full carbon construction makes the paddle 3.75 oz lighter than the fiberglass Player, giving the paddler even more power and control. The Neutral Bent Shaft positions the hands in a more natural way giving the paddler a better balanced, comfortable and controlled paddle stoke reducing fatigue and increasing ripping ability.
If you want to go even lighter check out the Werner Double Diamond foam core paddle.
Werner Player Carbon Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle Blade Specs:
Player Bent Shaft Specs:
Carbon Neutral Bent Shaft
30 degree Feather
Right Hand Control
Player Carbon Paddle Weight:
964g (34oz) at 197cm
Small shaft option is available, however it would be a special order and will delay shipment by 2-3 weeks. We do stock the Player Fiberglass Bent Small Diameter Shaft, or check out the Werner Twist Carbon Small Bent Shaft.
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