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Werner Side Kick

Powerful Blades for Playboating & Surfing

The Werner Side Kick gives immediate directional control in rudder and draw strokes, for surfing or setting up todays’ most advanced tricks.

Glass Blades & Straight Shaft:
£305.99 (RRP £339.99 - Saving £34.00)

Glass Blades
Neutral Bent Shaft: £413.99 (RRP £459.99 - Saving £46.00)

Glass werner side kick kayak paddle

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Werner Sidekick


Designed primarily for playboating and freestyle, the Sidekick blade shape is slightly ‘down-turned’ which gives a more immediate level of control whilst changing direction.


This translates to faster turns, and changes of direction- both attributes needed for playboating, surfing and setting up freestyle moves.


However, river runners looking for these features, and a slightly larger blade surface area than the Powerhouse are taking up the Sidekick as their go-to paddle for running big rapids and steep white water.


On the water, the Sidekick generates a substantial amount of power, especially in the hands of stronger paddlers. For those wanting the same blade shape, but with less surface area look at the Werner Player. The Player will provide more forgiveness for miss-timed strokes and a faster stroke rate than the Sidekicks.


  • Larger blades are powerful from catch to release for strong and well conditioned paddlers
  • Down turned blades give immediate directional control in rudder and draw strokes.
  • Werner's legendary bomber strength


  • Surface Area: 725sq cm
  • Blade Length x Width: 48 x 20cm
  • Premium Weight (197cm)
    • Straight Shaft - 992g/35oz
      Neutral Bent Shaft: 1049g/37oz
  • Performance Weight (197cm)
    • Straight Shaft - 964g/34oz
    • Neutral Bent Shaft: 1021g/36oz

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

Shaft Type


werner straight shaft kayak paddle

Straight Shaft

  • More traditional feeling and generally less expensive.
  • The lightest weight option available.
  • Continuous length allows for easy hand movement.

Bent Shaft

werner bent shaft

  • Neutral bent shafts naturally aligns wrists to reduce fatigue
  • More hand to shaft contact for increased control
  • Immediate comfort and reduced strain with lighter grip
  • Light weight with Werner durability
  • Balanced for precise control and comfort



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