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Grand Prix 86

  • $ 389 MSRP

Grand Prix 86 Description

This paddle offers the most stable, most confident forward stroke to excel in all conditions, because conditions change from event to event and often times during the race. Start with the unique blade shape, allowing a less abrupt catch and higher cadence. Resized to meet the demands of today’s racers, but not so small to lose power. Gain a softer feel without sacrificing all your blade size. Note the unique 12 degree shaft to blade offset. A dihedral blade face makes it stable and consistent for all strokes. Feel the overall weight of just 14.75 ounces. Ultimate performance level uses the most advanced materials and process, gives elite level flex and balance for comfort and performance. Available in Straight ($389) or Bent ($465).

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Grand Prix 86 Specifications

  • Weight (min, max): 14.50, 18.75 oz
  • Length (min, max): 50.00, 86.00"
  • Blade Dimensions (L × W): 19.25 × 7.00"
  • Blade Surface Area: 86 in²
  • Shaft Material: Carbon Composite
  • Material Description:

    Carbon with a foam core

Additional Attributes

  • Longer, rectangular, slender blade design is easier on the body with a more gentle catch
  • Utilize large blade size, for more power, without feeling the negative effects. Paddle more effectively at the higher cadences racers are training for.
  • Optimized blade-to-shaft offset at 12 degrees, allows for a more vertical blade position
  • Dihedral, the ridge running vertically down the length of the blade, allows for smooth and stable forward paddling
  • Small sized 86sq” blade suits those wanting to limit exertion and ratchet up cadence
  • The volume of the buoyant, carbon, blade creates an exceedingly light feel
  • Smooth back face and thin ABS reinforced blade edges allows for a knife like catch and effortless exit of the stroke
  • Countless hours of testing developed an optimized flex and strength
  • Designed for racing. This paddle is not intended for surfing or whitewater.

Recommended Usage

  • Activity Type: Racing/Fitness
  • Sport/Activity: Stand Up Paddling

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Werner Paddles
Grand Prix 86 Reviews

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I've appreciated Werner's dedication to design and performance for many years when kayaking. They do not disappoint in the SUP arena. Extremely lightweight carbon fiber one-piece with a streamlined blade design that utilizes the hydrodynamics of a partial dihedral blade that produces optimum results.

I've used a straight shaft before, this new one is their bentshaft which after paddling, enhances the forward reach and eases elbow pain on a nose draw. The only way this paddle could be even better is if it was available in small shaft, but I love the performance!