Werner Corryvrecken Performance Tour Paddle Carbon sea kayak paddle

Werner Corryvrecken Performance Tour Paddle Carbon sea kayak paddle

$ 350.00 USD

Brief Description

The Corryvrecken 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 Corryvrecken paddle is available in a choice of carbon or fiberglass blades, straight or bent shaft, and standard or small diameter shaft. This page is for the ALL CARBON, STRAIGHT SHAFT, STANDARD DIAMETER SHAFT, Werner Corryvrecken paddle.

Detailed Description

In general, short, wide blades like the Corryvrecken's are more forgiving (less prone to diving) than long, narrow blades (i.e. as in "low angle" paddles). This makes paddles like the Corryvrecken 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 Corryvrecken 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 Corryvrecken 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 Corryvrecken is available in standard and small shaft diameters. However, if your hands are small enough to justify the small shaft option, then the Corryvrecken is probably too big a size blade for you. So even though the Corryvrecken 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.

Specs

Corryvrecken 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.

 

Carbon Straight Shaft:

Color: Black

Blade dimensions: 49cm x 20cm, 710sq.cm

Weight for carbon 220cm: 2-pc straight shaft = 744g

Standard lengths: 215cm, 220cm, 225cm (available by special order from 205cm - 230cm in 5cm increments)

 

Carbon Bent Shaft:

Color: Black

Blade dimensions: 49cm x 20cm, 710sq.cm

Weight for carbon 220cm: 2-pc neutral bent shaft = 836g

Standard lengths are: 215cm, 220cm, 225cm (available by special order from 205cm - 230cm in 5cm increments)