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Werner Powerhouse

Our Most Popular, Best Selling White-Water Paddle

The Werner Powerhouse is trusted on the hardest runs Worldwide with its bomber strength and reliability.

Glass Blades & Straight Shaft:
£288.99 (RRP £339.99 - Saving £51.00)

Carbon Blades & Straight Shaft: £322.99 (RRP £379.99 - Saving £57.00)

Glass Blades & Neutral Bent Shaft: £390.99 (RRP £459.99 - Saving £69.00)

Carbon Blades & Neutral Bent Shaft: £441.99 (RRP £519.99 - Saving £78.00)

Glass Blades & 4 Piece Straight Shaft: £359.99 (RRP £399.99 - Saving £40.00)

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Werner Powerhouse

The Powerhouse from Werner Paddles has a large sized blade as the name suggests, offering an extremely powerful paddle. Ideally suited for river running and steep creeking on your local UK run or when venturing further afield. Full size blades are evenly balanced to create a clean catch that is immediately powerful and smooth throughout the entire stroke.


Extremely popular with both aspiring white-water warriors and the best paddlers in the world. The Powerhouse has proven itself over the years as the go-to paddle thank to its legendary performance, strength and durability.


Available in various lengths to suit different height paddlers and boat lengths. The paddler also has a choice of translucent glass-fibre blades, or stiffer and lighter carbon-fibre blades. The buylinks from this webpage will be for 45 degree right-handed Powerhouses (the most popular choice). Please contact us if you require left-handed or a different blade feather option.


The Powerhouse is also offered as a 4-part breakdown emergency paddle. This will fit in the back of most modern white-water boats, and if the need ever arises to get it out, then the paddler can rely on all the Werner reliability and performance found in their 1 piece Powerhouse.


For paddlers who are looking for the same superb strength and blade shape, the Werner Sherpa offers the same winning shape, and lay-ups as the Powerhouse but on a slightly smaller mid-sized blade.


  • Larger blades are perfect for well conditioned/stronger paddlers who love to run big rivers and creeks
  • Balanced blade design is smooth and powerful from catch to release throughout the stroke
  • Werner's legendary incredible build quality and strength
  • For those looking for a high quality split paddle, the Powerhouse is available as a 4 part split. Perfect for flying where space is an issue, or paddlers who want reliability from their emergency paddles if the need arises!


  • Surface Area: 720 sq cm
  • Blade Length x Width: 48 x 19.5cm
  • Premium Weight (197cm)
    • Straight Shaft - 992g/35oz
      Neutral Bent Shaft: 1049g/37oz
      4pc Straight Shaft: 1191/42oz
  • Performance Weight (197cm)
    • Straight Shaft - 964g/34oz
    • Neutral Bent Shaft: 1021g/36oz

Sizes: 191cm, 194cm, 197cm, 200cm

Shaft Type

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

  • 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.


  • 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.



Nationwide delivery available for the Werner Powerhouse. 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 Powerhouse. 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 Powerhouse, please call us on 01925 818437