Marc's WhiteWater Gear Reviews

Paddles

Werner Sherpa Carbon Straight

Trusted on the hardest runs in the world and those firing up the hardest line on their local run are the Werner river running paddles. The Sherpa offers Bomber reliability, tested and proven where it counts. A blade shape for a more efficient forward stroke, the moves you need to make river running, the obstacles you need to work around.
Dihedral allows for smooth and stable forward paddling, a core philosophy for Werner. Custom shaped, low profile, reinforcement spine allows for enhanced blade maneuverability when linking several strokes and provides blade stiffness and overall strength. Mid-sized blades are an ideal fit for the most average size paddlers. Optimized flex and strength. Designed for your body to feel strain free without giving up Bomber reliability.
I use a 197cm, R45 version, with standard shaft, weighing 950 grams.


Supplied by Kanocentrum Arjan Bloem.


2-piece Spare Paddle (modified Robson paddle)

This paddle is made out of Kevlar Carbon blades, with a 30 mm carbon shaft. Feather is 45 degree Right Handed. The strength/weight is great on this paddle. With it’s 196 cm length and 730 cm2, at a weight of 1008 grams, this paddle has a great stiff feel.
I cut this paddle in half and used a 27mm carbon fibre (wound, plain weave, 3k) inner tube of the very best quality (supplied by my friend Killy at CarbonWinkel.nl)