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Werner Cyprus Touring Paddle

Popular Performance Core High Angle Blade paddle

The Werner Cyprus is amongst the best mid-sized sea kayak and inland touring paddles

Neutral Bent Shaft :
£529.99

Carbon Straight Shaft :
£429.99

Werner Cyprus carbon paddle

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Werner Cyprus

The Werner Cyprus Foam Core Kayak paddle is our most popular top-end paddle. The mid-size blades suit the vast majority of UK kayakers, and they are versatile enough to be used during advanced manoeuvres and long days out. Perfect for sea kayakers and inland touring paddlers looking for the best paddles available, where high performance is a much sought after consideration.

 

Werner Performance Core blades are buoyant, lightweight, and durable. Due to the foam core layered into the blades construction, the Cyprus’s like to sit on the surface rather than dive. This means extra support whilst bracing, assistance on keeping the paddles on the surface during rolling, and a clean release from the stroke.

 

Customers are usually surprised at how well Werner Cyprus paddles perform out on the water and bring something else to their days out. For those looking for the same paddle but with a larger surface area, the Werner Ikelos is a more powerful paddle.

 

Key Features

  • Werner’s adjustable ferrule system allows up to 60 degree feather angles, both Right and Left handed.
  • Mid-sized (610cm) surface area blades.
  • Performance (foam) Core blades.
  • Designed for high-angled paddle strokes.
  • Excellent for bracing and rolling in all conditions.

Shaft Type

Why chose a modern style bent paddle shaft over a traditional straight paddle shaft?
Advantages:

  • The no.1 reason for a bend is to reduce the extreme angle between hand and paddle whilst making forward paddle strokes.  A well designed bend in the paddle shaft will allow a better ergonomic hand position and grip. In turn reducing fatigue and strain through the paddlers hand, wrist, and forearm all the way through to the shoulders. Especially useful to reduce injuries, protect joints and make life easier on a long day out where paddlers can use tens of thousands of repetitive forward paddle strokes.
  • A ‘Neutral Bend’ has been achieved by Werner by aligning all the paddle parts in a straight line allowing an easy transition from folks used to using  straight shafts to begin using bent shaft paddles.
  • With a reduced wrist angle, the paddler is able to have more contact with the shaft allowing a better grip allowing more control and comfort.
  • Bent carbon shafts should give an overall higher level of performance, strength and durability than straight fibreglass paddle shafts.
  • There are many schools of thought that a bent paddle will provide more power through the stroke. (see Google for many of hours of research results). In the real world, most racing paddlers whether slalom, white water/extreme racing and sprint paddlers performing at elite level, all appear to use bent paddle shafts.

Disadvantages:

  • Cost, the no. 1 factor why more paddlers don’t use bent paddles is due to the higher cost of manufacturing bent shafts and the carbon fibre material used is a higher priced, premium material than fibreglass. (see materials section)
  • A straight shaft will weigh slightly less than a bent shaft due to less material being used.
  • A carbon shaft will be stiffer and higher performing than a glass shaft which has more flex. Some paddlers will prefer a less responsive paddle shaft and benefit from a less stiff, more flexible glass fibre straight shaft.
  • Due to the positioning of the bend in a bent shaft, the paddlers hand position will be relatively in a ‘fixed’ position. Paddlers with an extra wide or narrow grip, or those that like to move their hands into different positions along the length of the paddle will need a straight shaft.

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Delivery

Nationwide delivery available for the Werner Cyprus. The price for delivery will be shown in the website basket prior to checkout. For full details on delivery please see: Delivery Information


Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

Nationwide Click & Collect available for the Werner Cyprus. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

For further help and information about the Werner Cyprus, please call us on 01925 818437