The Rio offers an advanced river running blade design at an introductory price. Mid-size blades are so well balanced and easy to use that Werner highly recommends the Rio for all entrants into whitewater who demand good paddle performance.
* Standard Performance gives you Werner's heritage for a better paddling paddle at introductory prices * Mid-sized river running blades are well balanced and fit the widest range of paddlers. * Injection molded blades with designs direct from our Premium line offers gentle power and a smooth easy stroke. * The same Bomber shaft they use on their top of the line paddles. Available in straight shaft only, in standard or small diameter. * Fiberglass reinforced nylon injection molded blades are durable at a lower cost. * Available in Small or Standard diameter. Dial in your fit for better control, more comfort and less fatigue. Ladies tend to like the feel of small shaft.