Athena Adjustable Straight Shaft

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The Greek Goddess Athena could be ferocious at times, but always beautiful.

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Athena Adjustable Straight Shaft

The Athena's small size blades pull effortlessly through each stroke, for less fatigue in smaller paddlers. Built with our most advanced blade designs, you’ll feel exceptionally light, buoyant strokes while the smooth back face gives a quiet entrance and exit from the water. The Athena is the smart choice for smaller paddlers who have a low-angle style of paddling and want a blade to match their stature.


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  • Ultimate performance brings together all of our most advanced designs.
  • Small-sized low angle blades are ideal for smaller paddlers looking to be gentle to their bodies, while allowing for a faster cadence to keep up with the group.
  • The volume of the buoyant, full carbon, blades creates an exceedingly light feel for effortless and confident strokes.
  • Dynel® edges protect the paddle from the rigorous environment paddlers often find themselves in. A roping material, dynel is impact and abrasion resistant.
  • A smooth back face makes for cleaner entry and exit of your strokes and an elegant feel on the water.
  • Dihedral allows for smooth and stable forward paddling, a core philosophy for Werner.
  • Optimized flex and strength. Choose our carbon straight shaft in Standard or Small Diameter.
  • Read our Advanced Designs + Advanced Fit section below for even more information on this paddle.
  • The adjustable LeverLock system allows for up to 20cm of adjustment. Offered in two ranges: 220-240cm and 240-260cm
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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.

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.

Ultimate - Carbon Dynel Reinforced

The volume of our proprietary foam core, carbon, along with dynel edges are impact and abrasion resistant.

Blade Shape
Low Angle

Low Angle is the most popular as it is more universal. Primarily being more relaxed while allowing folks to paddle at a higher performance.

Shaft Features
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.

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.

Premium Carbon - Straight

Our premium carbon shaft is expertly engineered in house with a higher percentage of carbon materials versus fiberglass maintaining comfortable flex.

Adjustable Touring Shafts

The LeverLock system offers 20cm of easy adjustment to fit a wide range paddle lengths. Available in both standard and small fit shaft options.

Product Specifications

Shaft Option Pieces Weight Grams Weight Ounces Length Range
Straight Adjustable Length 702g. 24.75oz. 220-240cm and 240-260cm
Blade Surface Area 550 cm2
Blade Length x Width 48cm x 15cm
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.