Odachi

[OH-DA-CHEE]

The cavalry sword of the samurai. Designed specifically for racing as it was for battle.

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Odachi

Designed from the ground up specific for down river and creek race, in collaboration between our engineers and some of the best racers in the world. As race courses are more commonly set on harder and harder runs, we want to assure that going fast didn’t have to mean worrying about your paddle. The Odachi brings our Bomber reputation to the race paddler.

  • With an increased blade to shaft offset, this blade forward design gives a more powerful catch and more verticality through the power phase.
  • Greater dihedral to stabilize powerful forward strokes through turbulent conditions.
  • Long blade length (49cm) provides greater leverage.
  • Race inspired blade tip. Symmetrical shape for more surface area, for more efficiency when matching a more vertical race stroke. Subtle scoop for more purchase.
  • Along with carbon bent and straight shafts, we’ve optimized materials and manufacturing techniques to obtain lower weight, remain strong and provide a comfortable flex. Less fatigue on your body overall, for the longer races.
  • Because you still hit rocks when you go fast, Dynel® edging is highly abrasion and impact resistant. Protecting the fine-tuned carbon blades from the elements.
  • NOTE. Design features that make this paddle fast, also make for a unique feel in your hands. Bracing and rolling are different. With our proven River Running line up to round out your quiver, we did not intend the Odachi to be an all around paddle.
  • 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.
  • Feather Angle: 1-piece options- unfeathered, Right hand control or left hand control, up to 90 degrees, in 5 degree increments. 2-piece and 4-piece options not available.
  • Read our Advanced Designs + Advanced Fit section below for even more information on this paddle.

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.

Ultimate - Carbon Dynel Reinforced - Whitewater

A combination of the volume of our proprietary foam core, fiberglass, carbon, Kevlar along with dynel edges are impact and abrasion resistant with bomber strength.

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.

Blade Shape
Whitewater Race-Blades

To develop our Odachi whitewater race blade shape we started from scratch on R&D and worked with some of the best paddlers in the world for feedback. What you get is more powerful, more stable, fast forward strokes.

Shaft Features
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.

Whitewater Race-Shaft

Optimized for flex, strength and light weight. Look to the all carbon straight and bent shafts on our Odachi.

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.

Product Specifications

Shaft Option Pieces Weight Grams Weight Ounces Length Range
Straight 1 Piece n/a 30oz. 162cm to 230cm in 1cm increments.
Bent 1 Piece n/a 35.5oz. 190cm-203cm in 1cm increments.
Feather Angle Fixed. L or R. 0 to 90 in 5 degree increments.
Blade Surface Area 735 cm2
Blade Length x Width 49cm x 20.5cm
Our Commitment to the Paddler

On behalf of the folks at Werner Paddles, we make a promise that our pride and quality workmanship will be evident every time you pick up our paddle. You can see it in our unsurpassed attention to quality and feel it with every paddle stroke.