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• Touring Performance
• Whitewater Perform. Core
• Whitewater Performance
• Whitewater Premium
• SUP Performance Core
• Touring Performance Core
• SUP Recreational
• Touring Premium
• SUP Premium
The Werner Athena is a specialty paddle that will suit a small number of paddlers. Consider it if you:
The Athena is the lightest paddle I know of. Three factors contribute to its light weight and ease of use:
In short, after demoing other brands and models, the Werner Athena was the immediate winner above all others. You feel the difference with the first two strokesó-it is feather light, stiff, quiet, and smooth. It just feels like a dream to paddle a light kayak with the Athena. Even an inexperienced paddler will feel the difference immediatelyóitís like night and day.
The ferrule is fine, no problems. So I have to give the Athena a 10. There isnít a single thing wrong with it ó except the outrageous price.
If youíre not yet convinced that an good paddle is a necessity for anything more than casual kayaking, please demo some high-end models, of any brand. Youíll never go back to your $50 clunker. Then write a letter to Werner and ask why their fine paddles are so expensive.
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