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Werner Athena Straight Shaft Carbon Kayak Paddle

Werner Athena Straight Shaft Carbon Kayak Paddle

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Product title: Werner Athena Straight Shaft Carbon Kayak Paddle

Named after the Greek goddess of wisdom, the Athena kayak paddle is Werner's most elegant touring design. The small-sized blades are gentle on your joints and pull effortlessly through each stroke, allowing you to use a faster cadence with less impact on your body.

The Athena's foam core design creates a unique profile allowing your paddle to enter and exit the water smoothly and effortlessly while adding buoyancy for lighter feeling stroke and more powerful braces. The dihedral face of the paddle blades offers you smooth forward strokes and reduces fatigue. Exceptionally quiet, light and buoyant, the Werner Athena kayak paddle is the smart choice for smaller paddlers who have a low-angle style of paddling.

  • Small-sized Performance Core blades
  • Low angle design
  • Carbon weave w/ Dynel trim
  • Buoyant foam core
  • Slight spoon shape & dihedral back
  • Continuous weave carbon shaft
  • 2-piece take-apart design
  • Smart View adjustable offset
  • Drip rings
  • Handcrafted in Sultan, WA
  • 1-year manufacturer warranty

Technical Specifications

Blade Material Carbon
Blade Size 48 x 15 cm
Blade Surface Area 550 cm2
Blade Offset 0 - 60º Right or Left Hand Control (15º Increments)
Shaft Material Premium carbon
Shaft Pieces 2
Shaft Diameter Standard
Average Weight  638 g (22.5 oz)

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  • DW
    David W.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    3 months ago
    As advertised!

    The lightest paddle I own (out of 6 double blades). Several of these are the Werner Camanos. I like its rigidity and slightly smaller blade size. It does make a difference in how long I paddle. I also have an old (18 years) Grey Owl double, all carbon fiber, that a bit larger blade and almost as light. If the Athena turns out to be as durable as the Owl, the high price will be justifies.

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    Alan K.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Werner Athena straight paddle

    Really light and pops out easily on each stroke. Smaller blade size and buoyant blade really make it easy. Offset adjust,ent since this is a 2 piece is well done.

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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    5 years ago
    Performs as Promised

    I've had extreme shoulder pain due to arthritis for several years and was about to give up kayaking. This year I bit the bullet and got a lightweight (44 lbs) kayak and the Athena. I also learned to paddle properly, with the torso rather than shoulder movement. My pain has been reduced by about 75%. Though the price caused me quite a bit of anxiety, I have not regretted my purchase: the Athena performs exactly as promised by Werner.

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