The ultimate high-end touring paddle.
Dream big with the Werner Straight Shaft Ikelos Carbon 2-Piece Paddle. This mythic mover will take you and your high-performance watercraft across the flats without so much as a ripple and help you frolick through friendly surf without making you wish for a personal masseuse at the end of the day. Extra buoyancy in the blades eases rolling in bubbly water and releases with a bit of attitude. Whether you're throwing down in an impromptu race or making tracks through high chop, the Ikelos keeps you moving strong.
The Ikelos is similar to the Cyprus in terms of design, materials, and high-performance touring intent, but it sets itself apart with massive blades and an aggressive outlook. The straight-laced carbon-fiber shaft gives you the ability to adjust your hand position in a split second and economize your high-angled strokes. Carbon on the outside hides the foam core buried deep within full-sized, 110-square-inch blades. At 19.1 inches long, a full inch longer than the Cyprus blades, the blades on the Ikelos offer ample surface area for maximum stroking power. Since the blade is dihedral and ribless on the back, water rolls right off. The only flutter you feel should be from the butterflies of anticipation as they flit about your stomach.
Even well-conditioned kayakers will have issues in the wind. The Smart-View adjustable ferrule lets you customize the feather angle, in 15-degree increments, left or right. The Ikelos is positively dreamy as it breaks down for simple traveling. Now you can enjoy fjords of Chile's northern Patagonia with the most personal part of your kayak set-up. Just be sure you're ready to handle this full-bladed beauty before departing on a three-week river trip.
- Straight carbon-fiber shaft, 2-piece construction
- Standard diameter
- Carbon-fiber foam-core blade, asymmetrical shape
- Blade dimensions and area: 48.5 x 19.75cm, 710sq cm (19.1 x 7.8in, 110sq in)
- 0/15/30/45/60/75 feather angle, right of left
- Smart-View adjustable ferrule
- Paddle length: 205cm, 210cm, 215cm, 220cm
- Paddle weight: 2lb 0.75oz