Werner Sidekick All Fiberglass 2-pc River Kayak Paddle with large-sized, down turned blade

Werner Sidekick All Fiberglass 2-pc River Kayak Paddle with large-sized, down turned blade

$ 260.00 USD

Introduction

The Sidekick is Werner's largest of three solid laminate white water paddles with "down turned" blades. Its size (comparable to the Side Kick in surface area) is best for large framed aggressive kayakers who weigh about 190 lbs or more.

In general, down turned blades are more forgiving (less prone to diving) than conventional blades when sculling and doing other combination strokes. This makes down turned blades especially popular with play boaters because in order to play in holes you have to be able to get out of them. And when you are trying to get out of a sticky hole, you can really feel the difference that a forgiving blade makes. For river runners, the advantages of a down turned blade may not be as noticeable as when hole riding, but the benefits are still there. So regardless of whether you are big on playing or just want to make it safely down the next rapids, down turned blades make things easier.

Description

The Sidekick is available in standard and small shaft diameters, but we wouldn't recommend the small shaft option for the Sidekick. 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. If your hands are small enough to justify the small shaft option, then the Sidekick probably isn't the right size blade for you.

The Sidekick can also come in straight shaft or bent shaft. The stright shaft is made of fiberglass while the bent shaft is made of carbon fiber. It is not possible to either paddle shaft with the opposite shafts construction material.

Specs

    Special Ordering:

    If we do not have a specific length, shaft diameter or breakdown paddle available for purchase, please call us and ask about special ordering the paddle you want.

    Feather Angle (All paddles sold here will come with no feather. To request a feather angle, call us or leave the feather angle you want in the notes section during checkout):

    • 1-piece options
      • unfeathered, Right hand control or left hand control, up to 90 degrees, in 5 degree increments
    • 2-piece options
      •  R45/0/L45 or R30/L30. R45 is their most popular in river running and R30 in play boating.

    Shaft construction:

    On white water paddles, straight shafts are made with fiberglass, while bent shafts are made with carbon fiber

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    Straight Shaft, 1-pc Blue  48cm x 20.75 cm
    (719 sq.cm)
    35.5 oz.
    (1006 g)
    162 cm - 230 cm in 1 cm increments
    Straight Shaft, 2-pc " " " " N/A " "
    Straight Shaft, 4-pc " " " " 29.75 oz.
    (1177g)
    194 cm - 209 cm in 3cm increments
    Bent Shaft, 1-pc " " " " 28 oz.
    (1077g)
    188 cm - 203 cm in 1 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.