Why I use Werner Paddles
By Jesse Coombs
Double Diamond Bent Shaft Player 198
Next to my body and my kayak, no piece of gear is more important to my performance than my paddle.
And my Werner Double Diamond bent shaft 198 Player is my paddle of choice.
My paddle feels like an extension of me,
and this is important considering that I depend on my paddle to propel me onto razor-thin lines above and in huge
drops and past terminal holes.
Combine this with the fact that I absolutely cannot afford a broken paddle on
exploratory kayaking trips in the most rural settings of foreign countries, and Werner is clearly my paddle of choice.
The kind of exploratory class 5 kayaking we do to make the Hotel Charley series films puts our gear to more of a test
than anything else.
The Werner Double Diamond is the most technologically advanced and best performing paddle on the market.
It's Kevlar molded power face and multi-dimensional carbon fiber weave construction means it is far and away the
strongest most durable paddle possible.
The Performance Core blade means this paddle is lighter and more buoyant.
The construction of these paddles makes them completely stiff and responsive to your every stroke.
That is extremely important for having every ounce of your effort transferred into moving you exactly where you want
to be on the water. A stiffer paddle is a more responsive paddle.