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Werner Kalliste
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Price $415 List$280 List$199.95 at Backcountry
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Pros Featherweight, sleek blade design, enhanced paddling styleReliable, lightweight, easy to adjust and extendVery sturdy and durable locking mechanism, smooth blade performance, easy to adjust, lightweightLight weight, secure locking mechanism, high performance bladesSecure locking mechanism, light weight carbon blend shaft
Cons Expensive, not for the careless userQuestionable graphicsIn the more expensive rangeExpensive, blades prone to wear if not treated well, locking mechanism can get stickyHeavier than some models available, locking system can become stiff to adjust
Bottom Line A transformational paddle designed to effortlessly deliver smooth powerful strokesA strong contender across all metrics, this durable paddle is adjustable and lightweightSpend 10 minutes comparing this paddle to the bottom spec paddles, and even a novice paddler will feel the differenceThe Camano is a solid option for those looking for a higher performance from their touring paddlePremium features without the shiny finish or heavy price tag
Rating Categories Werner Kalliste Pungo Glass Aqua-Bound Sting Ray Carbon Werner Camano Werner Skagit FG
Performance (40%)
10
9
8
7
5
Ease Of Adjustment (20%)
7
10
10
8
8
Locking Mechanism Security (15%)
9
10
10
9
9
Weight (15%)
10
8
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Durability (10%)
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Specs Werner Kalliste Pungo Glass Aqua-Bound Sting... Werner Camano Werner Skagit FG
Measured Weight 816g 970g 850g 820g 1000g
Shaft Material / Construction Carbon fiber 50% carbon/50% fiberglass Carbon Carbon blend Carbon blend
Blade Shape Asymmetrical Asymmetrical Dihedral, asymmetrical Dihedral, asymmetrical Dihedral, asymmetrical
Shaft Shape Straight Straight Straight Straight Straight
Style Low-Angle Low-Angle Low-Angle Low-Angle Low-Angle
Offset 0, 15, 30, 45, 60 None 0, 15, 30, 45, 60 L and R 0, 15, 30, 45, 60 L and R 0, 15, 30, 45, 60 L and R
Weight (230cm) advertised 652g 850.5g 865g 761g 953g
Breaks Down To 2 piece 2 piece 2 piece 2 piece 2 piece
Blade Material/Construction Carbon fiber/foam core fiberglass composite abX Carbon Reinforced Nylon Fiberglass laminate Fiberglass reinforced nylon
Length Options 220, 230, 240 cm 220 - 240 cm 210, 220, 230, 240, 250 cm 205 to 260 cm in 5 cm increments 205 to 260 cm in 5 cm increments
Adjustment style Push button Rock-solid LeverlockĀ® ferrule system Posi-LokĀ® ferrule system Smart View Adjustable Smart View Adjustable
Other Options N/A Also available with higher blade construction ( Pungo Carbon) Available with smaller diameter shaft N/A Also available with higher blade construction
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