Ovation

With 50 years in the making, we are honored to have the "Ovation" carry on.

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Ovation

In honor of the man who started it all, the Werner Sr. Edition Ovation is the culmination of decades of experience on the water and in the R&D room, working with composite materials and construction. The feeling on the water is fitting of the name. The design and construction of the Ovation make it far and away our best paddling low-angle touring model, however that does come with reduced strength. Consider your expectations of this model and if more rugged paddling and the high potential for rescue situations is in your future, compare this model to our Kalliste.

  • Ultimate performance, to a higher level with the Ovation. Our lightest best paddling paddle has no detail overlooked, even down to the custom, small sized-light weight, drip rings.
  • The volume of the buoyant, full carbon, blade creates an exceedingly light feel for effortless and confident strokes.
  • Smooth back face and thinner edges allow for a quieter catch and effortless exit of the stroke.
  • Dihedral allows for smooth and stable forward paddling, a core philosophy for Werner.
  • Mid-sized blades are an ideal fit for the great majority of average size paddlers.
  • Optimized flex and strength. Choose our carbon Straight or Neutral Bent shaft in Standard or Small Diameter.
  • Reduced weight means the Ovation has reduced strength. This model is not intended for extreme conditions. Margin for error is small in rescues and re-entries, so be sure to use proper technique to avoid paddle damage..
  • 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. The Smart View Adjustable ferrule is the most simple, precise fitting on the market. The solid feel of
  • Includes embroidered fleece paddle bag to help protect your paddle during transport or storage.
  • Read our Advanced Designs + Advanced Fit section below for even more information on this paddle.

More about Ovation:


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.

Ultimate - Carbon

The volume of our proprietary foam core meets carbon to bring our lightest option of ultimate performance.

Blade Shape
Low Angle

Low Angle is the most popular as it is more universal, primarily being more relaxed, but still allowing folks to paddle at a higher performance.

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.

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.

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.

Product Specifications

Shaft Option Pieces Weight Grams Weight Ounces Length Range
Straight 1 Piece 461g. 16.25oz. 210cm to 260cm in 5 cm increments.
Straight 2 Piece 546g. 19.25oz. 210cm to 260cm in 5 cm increments.
Bent 1 Piece 602g. 21.25oz. 210cm to 240cm in 5cm increments
Bent 2 Piece 602g. 21.25oz. 210cm to 240cm in 5cm increments
Feather Angle Smart View Adjustable
Blade Surface Area 643 cm2
Blade Length x Width 52cm x 16.5cm
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.