The Bandit is an aggressive spooned canoe paddle for technical river runners and slalom canoeists. Performance and reliability are the goal for these whitewater canoe paddles. Premium Performance uses material choice and manufacturing skill to allow for a perfect combination of light swing weight and stiffness with Bomber reliability. Fiberglass blade construction gives you a compromise between swing weight and value. Available in Straight 1 piece ($165) or Straight 3 piece ($205).
Submitted by: billcanoes on 7/18/2013
Submitted by: Anonymous on 3/24/2013
I have been paddling kayaks and canoe for 30 busy years... it is always fun, however, now it is a lot more enjoyable with a light and very strong Werner Calliste (seakayak/touring) and Bandit (white water canoe) paddle .. I could not believe the improvement in energy and feel .. do anything except steal one to try it .. awesome feel, response and conservation of stroke energy .. they look cool too! If you are in Banff/Canmore Alberta, contact me for a try!
Submitted by: Anonymous on 8/14/2005
Submitted by: Anonymous on 5/27/2004
I give this a 5 out of 10 because of the handle. The paddle itself is a work of art. But the handle must have been designed to hang it from a rack more than to use as a paddle. One on my biggest pet peeves is when engineers don’t try/use their own products.