Werner Shuna Carbon sea kayak paddle

Werner Shuna Carbon sea kayak paddle

$ 340.00 USD

Brief Description

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. This page is for the ALL CARBON, STRAIGHT SHAFT, STANDARD DIAMETER SHAFT, Werner Shuna paddle.

Detailed 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.


Carbon Straight

Color: (all Black)

Blade dimensions: 46cm x 18cm, 610sq.cm

Weight for carbon 220cm: 2-pc straight shaft = 716g

Available in your choice of standard or small diameter shaft (Call to order a Small Diameter shaft Shuna)

Standard lengths: 210cm, 215cm, 220cm (available by special order from 205cm - 230cm in 5cm increments)


Carbon Bent:

Color: Carbon (all Black)

Blade dimensions: 46cm x 18cm, 610sq.cm

Weight for carbon 220cm: 2-pc neutral bent shaft = 808g

Standard lengths: 210cm, 215cm (available by special order from 205cm - 230cm in 5cm increments)