Rio FG 4 Piece Straight Shaft

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

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Rio FG 4 Piece Straight Shaft

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.


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  • 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 diameter.
  • Fiberglass reinforced nylon injection molded blades are durable at a lower cost.
  • Feather Angle: 4-piece - R45/0/L45 or R30/L30. R45 is our most popular in river running and R30 in play boating.
  • 200 cm Four Piece Breakdown Specifications: Blade Length- 57 cm | Male Shaft - 60 cm | Female Shaft - 50 cm
  • Read our Advanced Designs + Advanced Fit section below for even more information on this paddle.
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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 forward stroke by reducing the flutter on each stroke.

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.

4-Piece Breakdown White Water

Bring bomber reliability on the plane or stow it in your boat for safety. The center ferrule is a traditional stainless steel button system.

Product Specifications

Shaft Option Pieces Weight Grams Weight Ounces Length Range
Straight 4 Piece 1240g. 43.75oz. 194cm to 200cm in 3cm increments
Blade Surface Area 655 cm2
Blade Length x Width 41cm x 19.5cm
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.