An advanced river running design at an introductory price. The Werner Rio's mid-size blades are well balanced and easy to use, making this a great paddle for beginner and intermediate kayakers.
45 degree blade offset significantly reduces wind resistance on the forward stroke for more efficient paddling.
Features Werner's premium carbon-blend fiberglass shaft for a superior strength-to-weight ratio.
Fiberglass reinforced nylon blades are light and durable.
The Rio's mid-size blades are great for all around river running.
Small shaft option is available. To know if you need a small diameter shaft, measure your hand from the base of the palm to the tip of your middle finger. If your measurement is 6 1/4" or smaller you should try a small shaft. You can also print the "Shaft Diameter Print Out" in the Links section and use it to measure your hand.
This has been an excellent paddle for me. It is light weight and durable, and for a much lower cost than I was able to find similar paddles. I have used it for general white-water paddling, practice, rolls, etc. and have been very happy with it.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend