Shuna Fiberglass Kayak Paddle
- Continuous weave fiberglass
- High angle design
- Slight dihedral power face
- 46 x 18cm, 610 sq cm
- 0° - 75° right or left hand control
- 15° increments
- Straight Shaft: 751g (26.5 oz.)
- Neutral Bent Shaft: 907g (32 oz.)
|Werner Shuna Fiberglass Kayak Paddle - The Werner Shuna kayak paddle is Werner’s most sought after high-angle paddle. It's durable yet lightweight, and is great for either active or relaxed paddling. The mid-sized blades fit a wide range of kayakers, offering a powerful catch and stroke for increased forward efficiency. A slight dihedral enhances maneuverability for smoothly linking strokes. The Werner Shuna kayak paddle has an adjustable ferrule system, allowing elegant customization of your blade offset. Offered in both straight and bent shaft models, the two-piece design makes for easy traveling and storage. Drip rings help keep your hands and lap dry. Whether you’re pulling advanced maneuvers in the surf, or casually cruising the bay, the versatility of the Werner Shuna kayak paddle makes it the perfect all-around paddle.
Affordable, versatile and durable were my three important things in purchasing this paddle. The Shuna hits on the nail. The performance of the paddle is excellent in all sorts of paddling environments. It has held up the bangs against the rocks on the bottom of the river and been thrashed in the ocean. Two thumbs up!
The Werner Shuna in my quiver is a straight shaft fiberglass model, and I find it to be a superb paddle. It is a high angle paddle, but has a slightly smaller blade area than, for instance, the Corryvrecken (which I also own). My two Shunas, 215 cm and 210cm, are the workhorses of my quiver of paddles, and tend to be the ones I use most frequently. They are the most forgiving of the high angle Werners on the joints, esp the shoulders, which can really get rocked with a large area paddle and high angle style over a long day of paddling. The Shuna pulls less water per stroke—speed is not quite as high, but you can paddle longer. The fiberglass is transparent, orange, and really does seem to be lightweight (although the carbon fiber is a tad lighter at much greater expense). The need for varying feather angles is especially key for high angle paddling and wind, and the adjustable ferrule is rock solid and very handy. Although I own a several Werners, for an overall great high angle paddle, I give the nod to the Shuna. Paddle on.
If you've never paddled with a high-end paddle before you owe it to yourself to try one out. I'm very happy with my Shuna and would recommend it to anyone. You'll soon forget the sting of the high price and enjoy the pleasure of a really good paddle for many years. The bent shaft took a little getting used to, but it was not really an issue. The combination of the light weight and the bent shaft has made paddling much more comfortable for my 49 year old body, and I'm paddling much faster and longer than I ever have before.
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