Sho-Gun 1 Piece Bent Shaft

A legendary figure in Japanese culture. Sho-Gun "General" leads your charge down river.

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Sho-Gun 1 Piece Bent Shaft

The Sho-Gun uses our most advanced technology in this river running paddle. As powerful as its name suggests, the rivers that paddlers take the Sho-Gun often need some aggression to navigate each horizon line. Decades of experience led us to the chosen paddle for many at the top of their game.


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  • Ultimate performance brings together all of our most advanced designs.
  • The volume of the buoyant, full carbon, blade gives confidence for rolling and bracing, especially in aerated rapids.
  • Dihedral allows for smooth and stable forward paddling, a core philosophy for Werner.
  • With white water specific reinforcement channels, our low-profile back face design allows for a quieter catch and effortless exit of the stroke while maintaining strength.
  • Dynel® edges and Kevlar® reinforcement protect the paddle from the rigors of the whitewater environment.
  • Full sized blades are and ideal fit for larger, well-conditioned paddlers or those looking for more powerful strokes on shorter steeper rapids.
  • Optimized flex and strength. Choose our Bomber carbon Neutral Bent shaft in Standard Diameter or Small Diameter.
  • Although our Ultimate performance paddles are far and away our best paddling, their unique design characteristics and materials do not make them our most impact resistant. Look to our Premium paddles for the highest impact resistance.
  • 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
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 forward stroke by reducing the flutter on each stroke.

Ultimate - Carbon Dynel Reinforced - Whitewater

A combination of the volume of our proprietary foam core, fiberglass, carbon, Kevlar along with dynel edges are impact and abrasion resistant with bomber strength.

Dynel Edge

Dynel is an extremely abrasion and impact resistant edge material. Key to protecting your investment if you come in contact with rocks or reef often in your paddling.

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
Neutral Bent Shaft

Align your wrists in a more ergonomic position to reduce your fatigue and gain the confidence of full hand contact. Our Neutral Bent Shaft is designed so the blade, ferrule, and grip are in a straight line for the familiar feel of a straight shaft.

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
Bent 1 Piece 1091g. 38.5oz. 188cm to 203cm in 1cm increments
Feather Angle Fixed. L or R. 0 to 90 in 5 degree increments.
Blade Surface Area 711 cm2
Blade Length x Width 48cm x 20cm
Advanced Fit. Advanced Design.

Learn why our paddles have an unmatched feel in your hands and on the water.