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.
Straight Shaft: For those that like a traditional, simple feel. Werner's attention to detail in texture, indexing and flex allows for confident control and comfort all day long.
Standard Shaft Diameter: The proper shaft size (diameter of the shaft) for your hands assures a more comfortable experience on the water. You'll maintain a lighter grip for better technique, allowing better control and reduced fatigue. Measure your hand size by placing a ruler at the base of your hand (at the joint of your wrist) and measuring to the tip of your middle finger. If you measure longer than 6.5" Werner suggests the standard shaft.
Shaft Type: Straight
Shaft Diameter: Standard
Shaft Lengths: 152cm to 230cm in 1cm increments
Shaft Material: Fiberglass
Blade Feather Angle: Unfeathered
Blade Shape: River Running Dihedral Asymetrical
Blade Dimensions: 41.0cm x 19.5cm
Blade Surface Area: 655cm²
Blade Material: Fiberglass
Weight: 1070g (37.75oz)
Made In: Washington State, USA
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year Limited