Sherpa

[ sher - puh ]

Without their help, many of the great first descents of Nepal, Tibet, India and China would have never been.

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Sherpa

Watch most all creek boat videos today, or footage where the paddler is being swallowed by massive holes amidst canyon walls. Now what paddle do they have? Trusted on the hardest runs in the world and those firing up the hardest line on their local run are the Werner river running paddles. The Sherpa and its larger counterpart the Powerhouse offer Bomber reliability, tested and proven where it counts.

  • Premium Performance uses material choice and manufacturing skill to allow for a perfect combination of light swing weight and stiffness. Fiberglass blade construction gives you a compromise between swing weight and value.
  • The precise blade shape for a more efficient forward stroke. The moves you need to make river running, the obstacles you need to work around, made easier with Werner designs.
  • Dihedral allows for smooth and stable forward paddling, a core philosophy for Werner.
  • Custom shaped, low profile, reinforcement spine allows for enhanced blade maneuverability when linking several strokes and provides blade stiffness and overall strength.
  • Mid-sized blades are an ideal fit for the great majority of average size paddlers.
  • Optimized flex and strength. Designed for your body to feel strain free without giving up Bomber reliability.
  • Choose our fiberglass Straight or carbon Neutral Bent shaft in Standard Diameter or Small Diameter.
  • Available in bright translucent amber or our Search pattern.
  • 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- R45/0/L45 or R30/L30. R45 is our most popular in river running and R30 in play boating.

Performance Level
Premium

Paddles that offer Premium Performance give you the right combination of light weight, stiffness and durability. Our most impact resistant paddles.

Blade Designs
Blade Dihedral

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.

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.

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.

4-Piece Breakdown

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

Product Specifications

Weights
Straight Shaft Weight 985g/33.5oz
Bent Shaft Weight 1056g/37.25oz
Blade Surface Area 680 cm2
Blade Length x Width 46cm x 19.5cm
Available Length Range 158cm to 230cm in 1cm increments.
Feather Angle Fixed. L or R. 0 to 90 in 5 degree increments.
Our Commitment to the Paddler

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.