Review of Werner Bent Shaft Paddle


Werner released a bent shaft paddle last year, aimed at the racing and flat water stand up paddle crew we got our hands on one to review.

Thanks to System X Europe, distributors of Werner Paddles in Europe we got our hands on a Werner Bent Shaft Paddle with a nitro blade. I took it out for a test review during a very cold Sunday morning in November 2010. You might notice my attractive mo’ which was being grown for the charity Movember, anyway enough about the face furniture, what about the paddle?

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In summary the paddle is really good for flat water, it just felt like it was built to improve speed and technique. The only downside for me was the Nitro blade was too narrow, but for bigger guys the fuse blade would be the perfect solution.