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WERNER PADDLES


STIKINE (C) www.wernerpaddles.com $350–$450


The Stikine’s Performance Core blades are the ultimate creek and river running design. The mid-size blade design is powerful and fits a variety of kayakers. It’s light and buoyant in aerated water and the balanced blade design is smooth from catch to release. Impact resistant Kevlar and a double layer of Dynel edging gives this paddle it’s added durability and Werner’s legendary bomber strength.


Blade Material: Perfomance Core Carbon | Shaft Material: Fg Straight Shaft / Full Carbon Neutral Bent Shaft | Lengths: 185 cm / 188 cm / 191 cm / 194 cm / 197 cm / 200 cm / 203 cm / 206 cm | Degrees Offset: Custom | Straight Shaft: 996 g / 35 oz | Neutral Bent Shaft: 1042 g / 36.75 oz, $450


WERNER PADDLES


POWERHOUSE (D) www.wernerpaddles.com $250–$325


The Powerhouse offers amazing power and responsiveness needed for big creeks and river running. Full-size blades are evenly balanced to create a clean catch that is immediately powerful and smooth throughout the entire stroke.


Blade Material: Premium Fiberglass Laminate | Lengths: 185 cm / 188 cm / 191 cm / 194 cm / 197 cm / 200 cm / 203 cm / 206 cm | Degrees Offset: Custom | Straight Shaft Material: Fiberglass, 980g / 34.5 oz, $250 | Neutral Bent Shaft Material: Full Carbon, 1063 g / 37.5 oz, $325


WERNER PADDLES


PLAYER (E) www.wernerpaddles.com $250–$325


The Player is the most popular choice for serious playboaters who want to get after it. Featuring mid-size down-turned blades, the Player offers a great combination of power and responsiveness.


Blade Material: Premium Fiberglass Laminate | Lengths: 181 cm / 184 cm / 187 cm / 191 cm / 194 cm / 197 cm / 200 cm / 203 cm | Degrees Offset: Custom | Stratight Shaft Material: Fiberglass, 952g / 33.5 oz, $250 | Neutral Bent Shaft Material: Full Carbon, 1035 g / 36.5 oz, $325


ADVENTURE TECHNOLOGY


AT2 SUPERDUTY (F) www.atpaddles.com $500


Originally an underground legend, AT is now making it available to all who dare to paddle in the most punishing conditions. It was designed with one thing in mind—awesome strength. Because the only things meant to be broken are records. Also features a limited lifetime warranty on the shaft.


Blade Material: Carbon Braid with Dynell Protected Trim / Urethane Foam Core | Shaft Material: Carbon and Aramid Braid / Superduty Shaft Reinforcement / Uni-Body Construction / Full Control Grip | Lengths: 191 cm / 194 cm / 197 cm / 200 cm / Custom | Degrees Offset: 30 / Custom | Average Weight: 40.5 oz / 1148 g


CORE PADDLES


KIRRI (G) www.corepaddles.com $469


Easton Aerospace 7075-T7 series shaft technology makes the Kirri one of the most high- performance paddles ever brought to market. Using the world’s first one-piece whitewater bent shaft, CORE is the only company to design a full performance whitewater bent shaft without a strength-comprimising center joint. The blades feature a unique combination of hollow-core, reinforced shape with a tri-hedral surface curvature that provides powerful, stable propulsion and ultimate strength.


Blade Material: Carbon | Shaft Material: Easton 7075-T7 | Lengths: 188 cm / 191 cm / 194 cm / 194 cm / 197 cm / 200 cm | Degrees Offset: 12 / 30 | Average Weight: 1000 g


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