The Werner Ikelos Carbon Kayak Straight Shaft Paddle is an aggressive High Angle design for well conditioned and experienced paddlers who want a durable kayak paddle with a powerful catch. Read More
The surface area of the Ikelos provides a tremendous amount of on demand power for quick bursts of speed. The ability to enact change quickly with this paddle make it ideal for dynamic conditions. I also enjoy the buoyancy the foam core provides when bracing, rolling or when paddling in “frothy” locals! Forrest W.
General Manager, Guide & ACA Instructor
The carbon-light, buoyant, full-size blades on the Ikelos Two Piece Sea Kayak Paddle are ready to take on long-distance races and face-paced explorations. In fact, the Ikelos recently powered an explorer through a six-week tour in the arctic. A carbon weave and foam core in the blades increases stroke efficiency and bracing, while the slight dihedral and ribless back smooth forward and sculling strokes.
You’ll feel exceptionally light, buoyant strokes while the smooth back face gives a quiet entrance and exit from the water. The award winning Ikelos is the smart choice for those playing or cruising with a high-angle style of paddling and wanting the powerful feel of a full-sized blade.
Learn more about Choosing a Touring Kayak Paddle.
|Shaft Option||Pieces||Weight Grams||Weight Ounces||Length Range|
|Straight||1 Piece||610g.||21.5oz.||200cm to 260cm in 5cm increments.|
|Straight||2 Piece||695g.||24.5oz.||200cm to 260cm in 5cm increments.|
|Straight||4 Piece||n/a||n/a||205cm to 260cm in 5cm increments|
|Bent||1 Piece||780g.||27.5oz.||205cm to 240cm in 5cm increments|
|Bent||2 Piece||780g.||27.5oz.||205cm to 240cm in 5cm increments|
|Feather Angle||Smart View Adjustable|
|Blade Surface Area||691 cm2|
|Blade Length x Width||48.5cm x 19.75cm|
High Angle paddling is typically a more aggressive style of paddling for those with more performance aspirations. The more vertical entry of the blade to the water (Through out the stroke the top hand should be about forehead height in this style) keeps the paddle closer to the boat and in turn allows for better tracking. More efficient as the boat travels along a more direct path. Due to the higher hand position, this style does wear on the smaller support muscles when proper technique is not used. Werner's high angle blades are designed shorter and wider, to match this steeper entry angle to the water with the perfect use of the blades surface area. High Angle designs work best when used with shorter paddle lengths of 205cm - 215cm. The combination of shorter paddle length and a shorter wide blade allows the right amount of balanced blade area to enter the water sooner, supporting a faster cadence, without having to over extend the upper arm. Werner paddles high angle designs have a slight dihedral for smooth vertical maneuvering strokes. Note Werner also flattens the back face spine to aid in these strokes.
"This stuff is tough!" To protect the specialized designs of Ultimate blades, Dynel brings an extremely abrasion and impact resistant edge. Proven on the water since 2002, this material gives added confidence to paddlers buying paddles. Available on Werner's Ultimate paddles, this composite rope material disperses impact to protect the blade during a hard impact. It also greatly slows the wear process with its abrasion resistant properties. Key to protecting your investment if you come in contact with rocks or reef often in your paddling.
Learn more about Choosing a Touring Kayak Paddle.
High angle paddle blades are typically shorter and wider and meant to be inserted into the water closer to perpendicular in relation to the surface of the water. The Blade enters the water sooner, providing more power to quickly enact change to the kayak when needed while keeping the blade in close to the side of your boat and tracking straighter. High angle paddling will take a bit more energy to use, however, making them more suited for dynamic paddling situations.
Straight shaft kayak paddles are the most common choice among paddlers and are ideal for those that like a traditional, simple feel. Straight paddles will save weight and cost while allowing for more variety in hand position.
Werner Paddles makes the promise that their pride and quality workmanship will be evident every time you pick up your paddle. You can see it in the unsurpassed attention to quality and feel it with every paddle stroke. Werner paddles are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for one year from the date of purchase. Within the warranty period, all paddles found to have defects will be repaired when possible or when a repair is not possible, replaced at no charge. Second hand paddles, including dealer rental or demo paddles, are not covered under warranty.
It is our goal to provide reasonably priced, quick shipping to our customers, both domestically and abroad. We know your needs vary, so we offer a range of options from economical to expedited.
Free shipping applies to orders shipped to anywhere in the contiguous Unites States and is available on most orders over $49.00. We ship via the US Postal Service or UPS, at our discretion. If you have carrier preference, please select a paid option. Due to size and weight constraints, some products are excluded from this offer. Exclusions consist of Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards, One piece Whitewater Paddles, Stand Up Paddles, and Board bags. Read about oversized shipments
We are pleased to offer free international shipping on many orders over $750.00 USD. Free International shipping does not apply to orders that include oversize items such as one piece paddles or inflatable kayaks. Read about international shipments
We strive to process all orders within 24 hours. Our Shipping department operates from 10:00am to 3:30pm PST Monday through Friday. While we work to maintain inventory of all products and options listed as available, this is not always possible. If this is the case we will attempt to notify you, the customer, in a timely manner, and work to get the item, or a suitable substitute, shipped out as soon as possible.
|Parcel Select Ground||2-8 Days|
|First Class Mail||2-5 Days|
|Priority Mail||1-3 Days|
|Priority Mail Express||1-2 Days|
* Estimated delivery times in business days (Monday-Friday). Express, Next day, 2nd day, and 3 day options must be received by Noon PST to achieve these timelines. Insurance not included. Priority Mail, First Class Mail, UPS 3-Day and UPS Ground do not guarantee delivery dates.
|First Class Mail Int'l||Varies|
|Priority Mail Int'l||6-10 Days|
|Priority Mail Express Int'l||3-5 Days|
* For many major markets. Actual number of days may vary based on destination, and customs delays. Estimated delivery times in business days (Monday-Friday). Expedited and Express options must be received by Noon PST to achieve these timelines. Insurance not included.
You can visit www.simplyduty.com to estimate any taxes and fees associated with international orders. These costs are not processed by Olympic Outdoor Center and will be the responsibility of you, the customer, upon receiving the order.
Carriers impose varying size restrictions on international shipments and as such not all shipment methods will be available for all products. These restrictions include, but are not limited to, One-Piece Kayak and SUP Paddles which can not be shipped internationally via the United States Postal Service. You may select to ship the items via UPS or choose to custom order a break-down configuration. Kayak paddles can be ordered in 2 or 4 piece configurations, SUP paddles can be ordered in a 3 piece travel configuration.
Due to the oversize nature of one piece whitewater and SUP paddles, and recent changes in the shipping industry, standard shipping on these items starts at $14.95. One-Piece Kayak and SUP Paddles cannot be shipped internationally via the United States Postal Service. You may select to ship the items via UPS or choose to custom order a break-down configuration. Kayak paddles can be ordered in either 2 or 4 piece configurations, while SUP paddles can be ordered in a 3 piece travel configuration.
The cost of standard shipping on heavier items shipped within the continental U.S. will range in price from $14.95 - $24.95 depending on the size and weight. To find out the exact cost of shipping, simply add the item to your cart and enter the required shipping info.
Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards are only available for in-store pickup or local delivery within the Puget Sound area of Western Washington. Delivery is free within Kitsap County for boat and board purchases over $1000.00 and starts at $50.00 otherwise. The same topography which makes the Puget Sound area such a wonderful place to paddle, also makes it difficult for us to make deliveries. We all love riding the ferries, but they sure can get expensive!
We do not have the ability to ship Kayaks or SUP's outside of Western Washington at this time.
We know things can change so address corrections do happen. If the correction is due to our error or if the package has not shipped from our facility there is no charge, so notify us as soon as possible. Once the package has shipped there is a service fee up to $15.00 to change the delivery address that is charged to us by the carrier. We may not be able to change the address once the package is in transit and it may have to be returned to us for reshipment. If that's the case then you will be liable for any additional shipping costs.
We understand that it can be difficult to get that perfect piece of gear the first time around. That is why here at Olympic Outdoor Center if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase we will grant a full refund or exchange the product for your preferred size or color. Customers are responsible for the shipping costs for returns and/or exchanges. OOC will pay the shipping costs, including shipping refunds, if the return is a result of our error or a manufacturing defect (return tracking number required). Learn More