Oh, they *will* break -- I've done it. They just break a lot less often than other paddles.
Name: Joe K Review Date: 3/8/2011 7:01 pm Rating:
The absolute best creeking/river running paddle on the market. It's undoubtedly the strongest available. The neutral bent shaft relieved the 'tennis elbow' I had from paddling all the time.
Name: Joe Review Date: 2/5/2011 11:00 pm Rating:
This paddle is the Gold Standard for durable creeking paddle. They are tough and nearly invincible. The blades may wear down after a few years of heavy creeking, but I've never seen one unexpectedly snap - unlike other brands.
The Werner Powerhouse Paddle is the go-to paddle for kayakers seeking the highest level of performance from their river running paddle. The Powerhouse bent shaft paddle now has a full carbon shaft to provide a lighter swing weight improving on an already great paddle. Comfortable indexing ensures your hands find home on the shaft with no problems. The blades are big allowing for a powerful stroke from beginning to end and the Neutral Bent Shaft positions the paddler's hands for a more balanced, comfortable controlled stroke. If you are looking for a paddle that will give you the extra power you need to stick your line, you need this paddle!
Strong fiberglass blade with a dihedral construction to reduce flutter (blade size: 720sq cm)
Lightweight, strong carbon shaft with a comfortable neutral bend
30 degree feather
Werner stands behind the durability of this paddle
Small shaft option is available, however it would be a special order and will delay shipment by 2-3 weeks.
Healthy Waters Program:Werner Paddle is committed to organizations that promote access to river, lakes, stream and ocean paddling. When you purchase a Werner Paddles, Werner will make a small donation in your name to a Werner non-profit partner.