Remarkably stiff and light, the large blade rewards good forward paddling technique with the most power per stroke of the whole Werner range. This results in more boat speed and bigger boofs, along with faster race times.
Designed specifically for racing from the ground up, the Odachi handles completely differently to the rest of Werners range of River Running and Creeking paddles. Aggressively styled paddle blades move the blade well ahead of the shaft and hand to maximize the time in which the paddle is in the “power zone” which is between your feet and your hips. This offset blade design can cause problems when bracing and rolling, and throw off your fine adjustment strokes like bow draws and rudders. For a premium Werner paddle without the offset blade design take a look at the Werner Stikine or the Werner Double-Diamond.
NOTE. Design features that make this paddle fast, also make for a unique feel in your hands. Bracing and rolling are different. With our proven River Running line up to round out your quiver, we did not intend the Odachi to be an all around paddle.
Feather Angle: 1-piece options- unfeathered, Right hand control or left hand control, up to 90 degrees, in 5 degree increments. 2-piece and 4-piece options not available.
With an increased blade to shaft offset, this blade forward design gives a more powerful catch and more verticality through the power phase.
Greater dihedral to stabilize powerful forward strokes through turbulent conditions.
Long blade length (49cm) provides greater leverage.
Race inspired blade tip. Symmetrical shape for more surface area, for more efficiency when matching a more vertical race stroke. Subtle scoop for more purchase.
Along with carbon bent and straight shafts, optimised materials and manufacturing techniques to obtain lower weight, remain strong and provide a comfortable flex. Less fatigue on your body overall, for the longer races.
Because you still hit rocks when you go fast, Dynel® edging is highly abrasion and impact resistant. Protecting the fine-tuned carbon blades from the elements.
Aniol SERRASOLSES (ESP) 2016 World Championship Run with Werener Odachi