Ikelos

[ ahy - kee - lohs ]

The assistant to the Greek god of dreams, Ikelos, fashioned dreams so vivid, that were believed to be true.

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Ikelos

The Ikelos is our most advanced high-angle paddle, with our best paddling design and construction features. You’ll feel exceptionally light, buoyant strokes while the smooth back face gives a quiet entrance and exit from the water. The award winning Ikelos is the smart choice for those playing or cruising with a high-angle style of paddling and wanting the powerful feel of a full-sized blade.

  • Ultimate performance brings together all of our most advanced designs.
  • Full sized blades are and ideal fit for larger, well-conditioned paddlers.
  • The volume of the buoyant, full carbon, blades creates an exceedingly light feel for effortless and confident strokes.
  • Dynel® edges protect the paddle from the rigorous environment paddlers often find themselves in. A roping material, dynel is impact and abrasion resistant.
  • Dihedral allows for smooth and stable forward paddling, a core philosophy for Werner.
  • Smooth back face makes for cleaner entry and exit of your strokes and an elegant feel on the water.
  • Optimized flex and strength. Choose our carbon Straight or Neutral Bent shaft in Standard Diameter or Small Diameter.
  • The Smart View Adjustable ferrule is the most simple, precise fitting on the market. The solid feel of a 1-piece paddle and nothing to snag your gear. (US Patent # 6881111 )
  • Although our Ultimate performance paddles are far and away our best paddling, their unique design characteristics and materials do not make them our most impact resistant. Look to our Premium paddles for the highest impact resistance.
  • Read our Advanced Designs + Advanced Fit section below for even more information on this paddle.

More about Ikelos:


Performance Level
Ultimate

Our Ultimate Performance brings together all of our most advanced designs. Paddles that offer Ultimate Performance have an exceptionally light, buoyant and quiet feel on the water.

Blade Designs
Blade Dihedral-Kayak

Dihedral blade shape was created to direct water to flow evenly off each side of the blade creating a smooth and stable stroke.

Asymmetrical Blade Shape

Asymmetrical kayak blades are designed for a balanced stroke, reducing torque or twisting of the blade.

Dynel Edge

Dynel is an extremely abrasion and impact resistant edge material. Key to protecting your investment if you come in contact with rocks or reef often in your paddling.

Ultimate - Carbon Dynel Reinforced

The volume of our proprietary foam core, carbon, along with dynel edges are impact and abrasion resistant.

Blade Shape
High Angle

High Angle paddling is typically a more aggressive style of paddling for those with more performance aspirations.

Shaft Features
Smart View Adjustable Ferrule System

Our Smart View adjustable ferrule system has the most precise, solid fit while maintaining a smooth one piece feel. Simple in design and operation, easily adjust to your desired feather with less moving parts. Better performance and longer lasting. Learn about feathering here.

Straight Shaft

For those that like a traditional, simple feel. Our attention to detail in texture, indexing and flex allows for confident control and comfort all day long.

Carbon - Straight

Our carbon straight shaft is designed with super light weight strong 100% carbon material.

Standard and Small Diameter Shaft

Available in Small or Standard diameter. Dial in your fit for better control, more comfort and less fatigue. Ladies tend to like the feel of small shaft.

Neutral Bent Shaft

Align your wrists in a more ergonomic position; reduce fatigue gain the confidence of full hand contact. Neutral Bent means blade, ferrule and grip in a straight line for a familiar feel of a straight shaft.

Carbon - Bent

Developed with the right amount of flex, our carbon bent shafts are handcrafted with pride and focus.

4-Piece Breakdown Touring

Four-piece kayak paddles are perfect for paddlers looking for a travel paddle.

Product Specifications

Shaft Option Pieces Weight Grams Weight Ounces Length Range
Straight 1 Piece 610g. 21.5oz. 200cm to 260cm in 5cm increments.
Straight 2 Piece 695g. 24.5oz. 200cm to 260cm in 5cm increments.
Straight 4 Piece n/a n/a 205cm to 260cm in 5cm increments
Bent 1 Piece 780g. 27.5oz. 200cm to 230cm in 5cm increments (Small Shaft only in 200cm)
Bent 2 Piece 780g. 27.5oz. 200cm to 230cm in 5cm increments (Small Shaft only in 200cm)
Feather Angle Smart View Adjustable
Blade Surface Area 691 cm2
Blade Length x Width 48.5cm x 19.75cm
About Werner

A love for paddling together turned the family garage into a workshop and started the journey. Follow the decades of experience that shape Ultimate Paddle Performance today.