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SHERPA Description

Trusted on the hardest runs in the world and those firing up the hardest line on their local run are the Werner river running paddles. The Sherpa and its larger counterpart the Powerhouse offer Bomber reliability, tested and proven where it counts. Fiberglass blade construction gives you a compromise between swing weight and value. The precise blade shape offers a more efficient forward stroke. Custom shaped, low profile, reinforcement spine allows for enhanced blade maneuverability when linking several strokes and provides blade stiffness and overall strength.

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SHERPA Specifications

  • Weight (min, max): 34.75, 40.75 oz
  • Length (min, max): 46.00, 19.50 cm
  • Blade Dimensions (L × W): 46.00 × 19.50 cm
  • Blade Surface Area: 680 cm²
  • Shaft Material: Fiberglass Composite

Recommended Usage

  • Activity Type: Whitewater, River Running
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Kayak Fishing

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SHERPA Reviews

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I picked up a straight,...

I picked up a straight, plastic shaft and carbon blade white water paddle last season and it is amazing!!! Werner paddles are the best, hands down. It cuts through and pulls the water well, is great for bracing and light weight. My contact info is on the blade in case it ever ends up down the river before me cause I'd definitely want it back!!

I typically use a carbon...

I typically use a carbon Werner Ikelos 210cm for sea kayaking, including rough water coastal paddling, and have gotten relatively used to the large blade size. However, I've seen quite a few carbon paddles broken on rocks, and decided to splurge on a WW paddle for rock gardening and surf zone play.

For me, the Sherpa is a perfect blade size - a happy medium between the relatively compact Stikine and the gigantic Sho-Gun & Powerhouse. I've had a chance to paddle this 200cm Sherpa in a tide rip, rock garden, surf launches/landings, and distances <10 mi. It's a little short for distance paddling (for me), but it's obviously a whitewater paddle, and it's reassuring to have a paddle designed to withstand contact with rocks.

I have the 1-piece straight shaft paddle, and there's no obvious weak point to the paddle even though it feels pretty light! Overall a solid WW paddle.