New SUP Paddles by Werner

Released by Werner on Aug 25th 2008:

Werner Paddle Company has released a new line of SUP paddles available at the end of 2008. The new Stand up surf board paddles  are top quality and just what you would expect from Werner. Below is an exert  from the Werner blog and link.

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“Werner Paddles has announced the introduction of two new Stand Up Paddles:  The Werner Advantage and the Werner Carve. Both paddles will be available to ship beginning September 01, 2008.

As participation explodes in the Stand Up Paddle category, Werner is responding with new paddle designs that focus on the two aspects of the sport, touring and surfing.

Wpadvantageface The Advantage is a Premium fiberglass laminate construction blade with a modified tear drop shape designed to optimize straight ahead efficiency for touring.

Wpcarveface The Carve consists of the same construction as the Advantage but the shape is smaller, longer and more slender, specifically designed for dynamic surfing and turning.

Both the Advantage and the Carve come with a fiberglass oval indexed shaft and ABS Palm-grip.  Werner offers three shaft configurations. The 1-piece is the lightest weight option and is least expensive ($219).  The 2–piece is perfect for paddlers who travel with their paddle ($234).  The Adjustable length telescopes with four settings, each 1.5 inches apart; perfect for those individuals who move between touring and surfing ($259).

“Stand Up Paddling is a real growth opportunity for surf and paddle sports dealers. We are excited to expand our Stand Up Paddle offerings to respond to the specific demands of the market,” says Jim Miller, Werner’s Marketing Manger. ” ”

The Alder Creek and Canoe staff has had a chance to see these paddles in person. We all agree the quality of construction is what we would expect to see produced by the Werner Paddle Company.  A few stand up surf boards, by Laird Hamilton,  have found a way into the Alder Creek line up. We expect to see this evolving sport become more popular going into 2009. Below is a link to Laird Hamilton using the stand-up surfboard on ABC News.

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