Sherpa 1 Piece Straight Shaft

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

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Sherpa 1 Piece Straight Shaft

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.


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  • 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 shaft in Standard Diameter or Small Diameter.
  • Available in bright translucent amber or our Topo - Eagle Falls: Green HD Graphic.
  • Feather Angle: 1-piece options- unfeathered, Right hand control or left hand control, up to 90 degrees, in 5 degree increments. 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.
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Performance Level
Premium

Paddles that offer Premium Performance give you the right combination of light weight, stiffness, and durability. Whether you choose our Fiberglass or Carbon laminated blades, these are our most impact resistant paddles.

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 forward stroke by reducing the flutter on each stroke.

Premium - Fiberglass

Our most impact and abrasion resistant blades with fiberglass construction that are known for durability.

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 Fiberglass - Straight

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

Standard and Small Diameter Shaft

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

Product Specifications

Shaft Option Pieces Weight Grams Weight Ounces Length Range
Straight 1 Piece 985g. 34.75oz. 158cm to 230cm in 1cm increments.
Feather Angle Fixed. L or R. 0 to 90 in 5 degree increments.
Blade Surface Area 680 cm2
Blade Length x Width 46cm 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.