We finally got on the water to demo a couple of our new 2014 Werner Paddles specifically the Luna canoe paddle and the stunningly light Werner Sr. Signature Series, Ovation touring kayak paddle.
Mark and I liked the Luna,
it's smaller than the Rec Canoe Paddle and it looks much nicer (IMHO).
We will be ordering a few of these for our trip down the Fraser River
next month and hope to get some nice photos in the process.
While we have been super spoiled by Werner paddling our custom performance core bent shaft canoe paddles (a wedding gift), the Luna is a great choice for the all around, does it all canoe paddle.
Ovation, well it was incredible, so light and effortless to paddle
with. I also have to comment on how it performed entering and exiting
the water - it was SMOOTH. Perfect design, combined with flawless
construction - of course, we would expect nothing less from Werner now
This paddle will be for the discerning
paddler, the one who wants the "best of the best". I normally paddle a
neutral bent Kalliste for touring, and I did not mind the straight shaft in the
Ovation at all. At 19.75oz. the swing-weight of this paddle can not be
beat and while there is more to a great paddling paddle than
swing-weight, this feels fantastic. It's shockingly light.
You may have a Kalliste or an Athena in your paddle quiver but now you will want the Ovation.
Huge kudos to our R & D folks!!!!! This one is a WINNER!!!!