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 we highly recommend the Rio for all entrants into whitewater who demand good paddle performance.
* Shaft: Straight * Shaft Diameter: Standard * Pieces: 4 pc * Weight: 11240 g / 43.75 oz * Length Range: 194-200 cm (in 3 cm increments) * Feather Angle: Fixed. L or R. 0 to 90 in 5 degree increments * Blade Surface Area: 655 cm² * Blade (Length × Width): 41 × 19.5 cm
Performance Level: * Standard Performance. For those that take a more casual approach to paddling, Werner still wants you to experience the feel of a Werner Paddle on the water
Blade Designs: * Blade Dihedral-Kayak. Dihedral blade shape was created to direct water to flow evenly off each side of the blade creating a smooth and stable stroke * Asymmetrical Blade Shape. Asymmetrical kayak blades are designed for a balanced stroke, reducing torque or twisting of the blade * Fiberglass Reinforced - Injection Molded Nylon. The combination of fiberglass and nylon are impact and wear resistant at a lower price point
Blade Shape: * River Running: With a more pronounced tip and more surface area above the center of the blade, this design is optimized for a better forward stroke
Shaft Features: * Whitewater Shafts: Bomber=Reliability. Handcrafted in Sultan WA gives us an advantage no other can match. Confidence along from strength, combined with perfected texture, flex and light weight * Standard Diameter Shaft: Dial in your fit for better control, more comfort and less fatigue. Ladies tend to prefer small * Whitewater Fiberglass - Straight. Built for the rigors of the whitewater environment, fiberglass shafts have the highest level of strength