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Werner Vibe
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Werner Trance 95 Performance
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Aqua-Bound Challenge 85
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KIALOA Insanity
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Pros Cuts cleanly through water, durable bladeGreat paddling performance, lightweight, compact for travelingLightweight, easy to adjust, high performanceEasy and sturdy adjustment, lightweight, high performanceLightweight, strong, easy on the body to use
Cons Heavy, looks like a toySlight paddle flutterPricey, blade can flutterSmaller adjustment rangeThe handle allows excellent grip but can become uncomfortable
Bottom Line The vibe provides excellent value for a high performing paddleThe Lock and Load is easily one of the best paddles we have tested to date and breaks down into 3 pieces for easy transportA high scorer, this model is a lightweight high performerHigh-performance with an easy locking mechanism, this paddle is for serious usersUsers will appreciate the Insanity's high performance and updated lever-lock adjustment system
Rating Categories Werner Vibe Hala Travel Lock & Load Werner Trance 95 Performance Aqua-Bound Challenge 85 KIALOA Insanity
Performance (30%)
9
8
8
9
8
Weight (20%)
6
10
10
9
6
Ease Of Adjustment (20%)
10
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10
8
10
Locking Mechanism (20%)
10
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10
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10
Aesthetics (10%)
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Specs Werner Vibe Hala Travel Lock &... Werner Trance 95... Aqua-Bound... KIALOA Insanity
Paddle Weight 1.7 lbs 1.125 lbs 1.2 lbs 1.3 lbs 1.56 lbs
Blade Design Dihedral Dihedral Dihedral Dihedral Dihedral
Blade Shape Rectangular Teardrop Rectangular Rectangular Teardrop
Offset 10 degrees 10 degrees 10 degrees 10 degrees 10 degrees
Blade Material Injection molded fiberglass Polycarbonate Carbon epX engineered polymer reinforced with carbon Fiberglass fibrlite
Blade Dimensions 100 sq in Unavailible 95 sq in 85 sq in 83 sq in
Shaft Material Fiberglass Carbon Carbon Carbon Durable fiberglass
Adjustablility (inches) 16" 16" 8" 10.5" 16"
Length Range (inches) 68" - 84" 62"-78" 70" - 78" | 74" - 82" | 80" - 88" 70" - 80" 70"-86"
Number of Pieces 3-piece (available in 1, 2, or 3) 3-piece 1-piece (available in 1, 2, or 3) 2-piece 1-piece (avaliable in 1 or 3)
Compact Size 34.5" 41" NA 66" NA
Warranty 1 year 3 years 1 year 2 years 1 year
Comes with cover No No No No No
Locking Mechanism Handle LeverLock Handle LeverLock Handle LeverLock "Performance" Snap Button Handle LeverLock
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