Rio FG

The Spanish word for river creates excitement in boaters of any language.

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Rio FG

The Rio offers an advanced river running blade design at an introductory price. Mid-size blades are so well balanced and easy to use that we highly recommend the Rio for all entrants into whitewater who demand good paddle performance.

  • Standard Performance gives you Werner's heritage for a better paddling paddle at introductory prices
  • Mid-sized river running blades are well balanced and fit the widest range of paddlers.
  • Injection molded blades with designs direct from our Premium line offers gentle power and a smooth easy stroke.
  • The same Bomber shaft we use on our top of the line paddles. Available in straight shaft only, in standard or small diameter.
  • Fiberglass reinforced nylon injection molded blades are durable at a lower cost.
  • Feather Angle: 1-piece options- unfeathered, Right hand control or left hand control, up to 90 degrees, in 5 degree increments. 2-piece - R45/0/L45 or R30/L30. R45 is our most popular in river running and R30 in play boating.
  • Read our Advanced Designs + Advanced Fit section below for even more information on this paddle.

More about Rio FG:


Performance Level
Standard

For those that take a more casual approach to paddling, we still want you to experience the feel of a Werner Paddle 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.

Fiberglass Reinforced - Injection Molded Nylon

The combination of fiberglass and nylon are impact and wear resistant at a lower price point.

Asymmetrical Blade Shape

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

Blade Shape
River Running

With a more pronounced tip and more surface area above the center of the blade, this design is optimized for a better forward stroke.

Shaft Features
Whitewater Shafts

Bomber=Reliability. Handcrafted in Sultan WA gives us an advantage no other can match. Confidence along from strength, combined with perfected texture, flex and light weight.

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.

Whitewater Fiberglass - Straight

Built for the rigors of the whitewater environment, our fiberglass shafts have the highest level of strength.

Product Specifications

Shaft Option Pieces Weight Grams Weight Ounces Length Range
Straight 1 Piece 1070g. 37.75oz. 152cm to 230cm in 1cm increments
Straight 4 Piece 1240g. 43.75oz. 194cm to 200cm in 3cm increments
Straight 2 Piece n/a n/a 152cm to 230cm in 1cm increments
Feather Angle Fixed. L or R. 0 to 90 in 5 degree increments.
Blade Surface Area 655 cm2
Blade Length x Width 41cm x 19.5cm
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.