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A SWIFT PADDLES


SWIFT PADDLES (F) www.swiftpaddles.com $279–$329


Swift paddles offer the ultimate in simplicity, light weight and durability achieved through technologies developed over 40 years. The blade is stiff, strong and very lightweight. Combined with an ovaled graphite shaft and easy-adjust Featherlock Ferrule System, the asymmetrical blade moves smoothly through the water with each powerful but efficient stroke. Four blade styles available in translucent colors, stunning fabric inlays and graphite.


Lengths: 205 cm–240 cm | Offset: Adjustable in 15-Degree Increments | Blade Material: Carbon-Fiberglass; Shaft Material: Carbon; Average Weight: 29 oz | Blade Material: Carbon; Shaft Material: Carbon; Average Weight: 26 oz


WERNER PADDLES


KALLISTE (G) www.wernerpaddles.com $400–$475


The Kalliste’s performance core blades have an exceptionally light buoyant feel on the water and offer silky smooth strokes that make paddling all day long feel effortless. The Kalliste is the ultimate choice for low angle kayakers.


Blade Material: Performance Core Carbon | Shaft Material: Continuous Weave Carbon | Lengths: 210 cm / 220 cm / 230 cm / 240 cm / 250 cm / 260 cm | Offset: Smart-View Adjustable Ferrule | Straight Shaft Average Weight: 667 g / 23.5 oz; $400 | Neutral Bent Shaft Average Weight: 752 g / 26.5 oz; $475


WERNER PADDLES


CAMANO (H) www.wernerpaddles.com $275–$370


The Camano features Werner’s most popular award-winning low-angle mid- sized blade design. Providing the perfect combination for paddlers who want gentle power and use a relaxed all-around touring stroke. The Camano also offers the best balance of light swing weight, durability and performance.


Blade Material: Premium Fiberglass Laminate | Lengths: 210 cm / 220 cm / 230 cm / 240 cm / 250 cm / 260 cm | Offset: Smart-View Adjustable Ferrule | Straight Shaft Material: Carbon Blend; Average Weight: 787 g / 27.75 oz; $275 | Neutral Bent Shaft Material: Carbon; Average Weight: 837g / 29.5 oz; $370


WERNER PADDLES


SKAGIT FG IM (I) www.wernerpaddles.com $130


Unbeatable value and performance for entrants and recreational kayakers. The fiberglass-reinforced nylon blades have lightest swing weight at this price and offer a smooth, stable stroke. The paddle comes standard with Werner’s patented Smart- View Adjustable Ferrule System (US Patent 6881111). Premium carbon blend shaft available in small or standard diameters.


Blade Material: Fiberglass-Reinforced Injection-Molded Nylon | Shaft Material: Carbon Blend | Lengths: 210 cm / 220 cm / 230 cm / 240 cm / 250 cm / 260 cm | Offset: Smart-View Adjustable Ferrule | Average Weight: 979 g / 34.5 oz


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