Werner Corryvreckan Performance Tour Carbon Blade Sea Kayak Paddle

Werner Corryvreckan Performance Tour Carbon Blade Sea Kayak Paddle

$ 365.00 USD

Introduction

The Corryvreckan is the largest of Werner's two solid laminate modern style (not "low angle") sea kayak paddle blades. It's a good blade size for large framed well conditioned kayakers who weigh about 180 lbs or more. (That's code for big, strong, guys. For a similar but smaller paddle, see the Werner Shuna). The Corryvreckan paddle is available in a choice of carbon or fiberglass blades, straight or bent shaft.

Description

In general, short, wide blades like the Corryvreckan's are more forgiving (less prone to diving) than long, narrow blades (i.e. as in "low angle" paddles). This makes paddles like the Corryvreckan easier to use when learning rolling, sculling and other combination strokes such as for leaned turns, and the Werner Corryvrecken is especially popular with advanced paddlers because the rougher the conditions you paddle in, the more you need to use strokes where short wide blades shine. When you are trying to spin your kayak around between wave crests in surf or high winds, you can really feel the difference that a forgiving blade makes. For recreational kayakers, the advantages of short wide blades may not be as noticeable as when rolling etc., but the benefits are still there.

The Corryvreckan is available in carbon or fiberglass laminate. Carbon paddles are lighter which makes them less fatiguing to use. When you look at the numbers for their weights it doesn't seem like a big difference, but when you pick them up and swing the paddles as if you were using them in a forward stroke, you can feel the difference right away. And if you use a carbon paddle for a few miles and then switch to fiberglass one, you'll be sold on the lighter weight carbon paddle. If buying your first paddle or a spare paddle, the fiberglass Corryvreckan would be a good paddle, but when you really know what paddle you like (the blade size and style, length, etc.), it's worth getting a carbon one.

The Corryvreckan is available in standard and small shaft diameters. However, if your hands are small enough to justify the small shaft option, then the Corryvreckan is probably too big a size blade for you. So even though the Corryvreckan is available in standard and small shaft diameters, we wouldn't recommend the small shaft option for paddle. For most people (men and women), even the standard shaft is too small and they do well to build it up with after-market grip tape etc. The small shaft option is for people who have a trouble finding gloves small enough to fit their hands (XS and smaller glove size); if that's not you, get the standard shaft size.

Corryvreckan comes standard with Werner's Adjustable Ferule with internal splines that allow you to set it at any feather angle from 0 - 90 degrees left or right in 15 degree increments.

Specs

Please call if you wish to special order a paddle with a length, 1-piece, 4-piece, etc. that is not available here.

One piece paddles require special shipping and do not qualify for free shipping.

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Straight Shaft, 2-pc Black  49 cm x 20.25 cm
(721 sq.cm)
27.5 oz.
(776 g)
200 cm - 260 cm in 5 cm increments
Straight Shaft, 4-pc " " " " N/A " "
Bent Shaft, 2-pc " " " " 30.5 oz.
(861 g)
205 cm - 230 cm in 5 cm increments

 

Shipping

In stock paddles will ship the next business day, but due to the large variety of color choices and lengths, most paddles will drop ship from the manufacturer in 5 to 7 business days.