Werner Shuna 2-pc Carbon Blade sea kayak paddle

Werner Shuna 2-pc Carbon Blade sea kayak paddle

$ 365.00 USD

Introduction

The Shuna is the smaller of Werner's two solid laminate modern style (not "low angle") sea kayak paddle blades. The Shuna is a good blade size for most women and small to average sized guys. (For a similar but bigger paddle, see the Werner Corryvrecken paddle). The Shuna paddle is available in a choice of carbon or fiberglass blades, straight or bent shaft, and standard or small diameter shaft. 

Description

In general, short, wide blades like the Shuna's are more forgiving (less prone to diving) than long, narrow blades (i.e. as on low angle paddles). This makes paddles like the Shuna easier to use when learning rolling, sculling and other combination strokes such as for leaned turns, and the Shuna 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 Shuna 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 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 Shuna 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 Shuna is available in standard and small shaft diameters. 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., but if you often have trouble finding gloves small enough to fit your hands (XS and smaller glove size) then the small shaft diameter is for you.

Shuna 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 46 cm x 18.25 cm
(615sq.cm)
25.75 oz.
(733 g)
200 cm - 260 cm in 5 cm increments
Straight Shaft, 4-pc " " " " N/A 205 cm - 260 cm in 5 cm increments
Bent Shaft, 2-pc " " " " 28.75 oz.
(818 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.