The Werner Sherpa Carbon Straight Shaft Two Piece Kayak Paddle is a great mid-size all around paddle that excels at river running and creeking. Read More
The mid sized blades of the Sherpa are perfect for higher cadence paddling. For me it is perfect in the surf, when I am in need of quick bursts of speed. My Sherpa is over 6 years old and still going strong! Forrest W.
General Manager, Guide & ACA Instructor
The Sherpa's blades are mid size, but give you a little more low angle power than the Werner Player. The Straight Shaft cuts down on the weight and price of the paddle and gives it a more traditional feel. This paddle is great for people interested in river running or creekboating, but want to get out a rip it up at there local playspot too! The two piece Sherpa Carbon breaks down quickly and easily as a pack paddle or as a spare.
Learn more about Choosing a Whitewater Paddle
|Shaft Option||Pieces||Weight Grams||Weight Ounces||Length Range|
|Straight||1 Piece||950g.||33.5oz.||158cm to 230cm in 1cm increments.|
|Straight||2 Piece||n/a||n/a||158cm to 230cm in 1cm increments.|
|Bent||1 Piece||1021g.||36oz.||185cm to 200cm in 1cm increments|
|Feather Angle||Fixed. L or R. 0 to 90 in 5 degree increments.|
|Blade Surface Area||680 cm2|
|Blade Length x Width||46cm x 19.5cm|
With a more pronounced tip and more surface area above the center of the blade, this design is optimized for a better forward stroke. So for the core elements of river running, pulling yourself through or over holes and drops, breaking in and out of current and ferrying across current, these blades are your best choice. The best white water boaters in the world believe in our designs. Werner's white water designs have a slight dihedral for smooth vertical maneuvering strokes. Note we also flatten the back face spine to aid in these strokes.
BOMBER = Reliable. Werner's legendary bomber reputation has given paddlers decades of confidence on the most extreme rivers across the world. With utmost attention to detail, design and craftsmanship, Werner shafts are all handmade at their production facility in Sultan WA, USA. Werner is able to place our choice of fiberglass and carbon materials exactly where it's needed. The result is an unmatched combination of flex, weight and of course strength. With advanced design and materials in the blades and shafts, look no further than Werner to see who the leaders in white water are. Whether you go with straight shaft, or neutral bent, Werner shafts have a unique feel. Notice the texture, the indexing. Designed to give you more comfort and control and to be able to feel the precision of every one of your strokes.
Available in straight-standard diameter shafts, you can get your white water or coastal play paddle in 2-piece. Easier to travel with or stow away under sea kayak deck-lines. Note. Available in 2 standard feather angles. L45-0-R45. L30-R30.
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.
Paddles with a river running blade shape will have a more pronounced tip and larger portion of the surface area above the center line of the blade. This allows for an earlier more powerful catch providing a more powerful forward stroke, making them ideal for river running, creeking or coastal rock gardening.
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.
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