I have been using Werner paddles for 15 years now. The best paddle I have ever used; and I've tried many. Lots of power for big strokes in the Powerhouse blade.
I have never broken one. Lost several. Had to replace a few from the fiberglass wearing down. I prefer the fiberglass because it is less painful to replace it.
Name: Sean Lee Review Date: 4/13/2011 10:53 pm Rating:
i'm really not sure how other paddle companies stay in business while Werner continues to make the best paddles on the market. Werner has proven over and over again that it makes the most durable paddle out there. I have tried several different paddles throughout my kayaking career and other brands simply don't compare. I have whittled down the blades to the size of peanut shells on my 5 year old Werner with hundreds of class V creek runs and it still won't break. The Powerhouse has everything you need for a creeking paddle and you can be confident for long trips that it won't let you down. You could buy this paddle as a beginner and pass it down from generation to generation and it will still withstand the test of time and be a great paddle.
Name: Tom Janney Review Date: 4/6/2011 9:02 pm Rating:
This is the strongest paddle on the market, it holds up to any abuse you can throw at it. I have run large waterfalls without issue with this paddle and watched while others broke their paddles on the same drop. The werner straight shaft fiberglass are also excellent for the beginner because the are very affordable and are easy to find when you swim (I guess this one applies to us all!). The powerhouse is a durable, comfortable, and versatile paddle; and best of all the paddle comes in a variety of sizes and offsets to fit specific needs of any paddler.
Name: Fred Norquist Review Date: 3/7/2011 2:21 pm Rating:
This is the best paddle on the market in my opinion. While the nicer carbon paddles feel really nice, the straight shaft fiberglass paddles are the most reliable and strongest out there. When I put on a demanding creek, this is the paddle I want in my hands. It has big blades that will grab the water and make your boofs fly. It paddles very smoothly entering and exiting the water. Great for river running!
Name: Nick Wigston Review Date: 2/17/2011 8:51 pm Rating:
This is the perfect companion to the shogun. It has the same awesome blade shape, but with a fiber glass blade. This is the paddle I use for rockier creeks because it is so durable. It can take a lot of rock beatings and last a long time.
Name: Nate Merrill Review Date: 8/27/2012 9:57 am Rating:
The Werner Powerhouse in a word: Reliable. One of the strongest and most durable paddles on the market. The ample paddle surface area won't leave you hanging out to dry when you need a little extra power on that crucial stroke.
Werner Powerhouse Straight Fiberglass Shaft
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The Werner Powerhouse Straight Shaft Fiberglass Kayak Paddle is Werner's largest most powerful River Running blade design. The Powerhouse excels on creeks and rivers and is ideal for larger or well conditioned paddlers. The blades are big allowing for a powerful stroke from beginning to end and the Straight Shaft reduces weight and allows for easy hand movement. If you are looking for a paddle that will give you the extra power you need to stick your line while not emptying your pocket, you need this paddle! Looking for a more responsive stroke? Check out the Werner Carbon Powerhouse.
Werner Powerhouse Straight Shaft Whitewater Paddle Features:
Large blades, great for creeking and river running.
Balanced blade design and stroke.
Powerful and smooth from catch to release.
Lightweight and responsive.
Werner Powerhouse Blade Specs:
Dihedral Shape to reduce flutter
Werner Powerhouse Shaft Specs:
30 degree Feather
Right Hand Control
Powerhouse 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. A 4 piece is also available on special order.
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.