Watch most all creek boat videos today or footage where the paddler is being swallowed by massive holes amidst canyon walls. Now what paddle do they have? Trusted on the hardest runs in the world and those firing up the hardest line on their local run in Wicklow are the Werner river running paddles. The Powerhouse and its smaller counterpart the Sherpa offer Bomber reliability, tested and proven where it counts. A proven track record with Irish paddlers makes this our best seller. + Read more - Compress
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  • Description

    The Powerhouse offers amazing power and responsiveness needed for creek boating and river running. Full size blades are durable and lightweight. They are evenly balanced to create a clean catch that is immediately powerful and smooth throughout the entire stroke.

    Please note that specific lengths and feathers may require a 21 day lead time before delivery.

    Please contact the watersports department to confirm paddle requirements before ordering.


    -Premium Performance gives you the right combination of light weight, stiffness and durability.

    -Full-sized blades are ideal for well-conditioned paddlers; our largest premium river running blade shape.

    -Optimized flex and strength. Choose our fiberglass Straight or carbon Neutral Bent shaft in Standard Diameter or Small Diameter.

    -Brightly colored translucent fiberglass laminate blades in Red or patterns.

    -Dihedral allows for smooth forward and directional paddling.

    -Custom shaped, low profile, reinforcement spine allows for enhanced blade maneuverability when linking several strokes and provides blade stiffness and overall strength.

  • Specifications

    Surface Area 720 sq cm

    Blade Length x Width 48 x 20cm
    Weight for 197cm

    Straight Shaft Weight 999g/35.25oz

    Available Lengths Available in 3cm increments

  • Reviews

    2 reviews

    Eanna ML • 11/05/2017
    "Solid and true paddles"

    Solid set of light paddles. A paddle that has the best combination between weight, durability, price and power. It’s pretty self explanatory but the powerhouse blades definitely pack a punch, always good for a reliable boof stroke. Durability is one of werner's strongest assets in the paddle market, especially and these paddles are no different a comforting thought when bashing them of low, rocky irish rivers. For me they are at a sweet spot in the price range of paddles these days, not to pricey that you’ll cry if you lose them after a swim but enough that you know you’re getting a bomber set of light, powerful paddles.

    Darragh Mc • 24/03/2017
    "Tough Blades"

    Four long years of getting bashed off rocks in Ireland. My Powerhouse paddles have taken some bad hits including falling from a speeding truck stacked 8 rafts high. Still good as new! Obvious wear and tear around the blades but they still have a large power face. No cracks or leaks in the shaft.

    My go to paddle for the intermediate + paddler home or abroad.

    Hardy, powerful, Lightweight!!

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  • Expert Advice

    Recommended uses:

    River Running

    River Running and Creeking means that you enjoy running a favorite river or steep and technical creek and catching waves on the fly. River Runners and Creek Boaters should choose a well balanced bladedesign that is powerful and smooth through out the entire stroke. Creek boaters typically will choose a Full size blade while most River runners like Mid sized blades.

    Rock Garden

    Rock Garden paddlers use waves, current and wind to surf amongst and explore, exposed rock outcroppings, caves- arches and overflows. Paddle and boat contact with obstacles presented by the shoreline should be handled with caution, but in these conditions is inevitable.

    Crossover Kayak

    Crossover kayaks allow you to cruise on flatwater and run exciting whitewater all in the same boat. These versatile use kayaks need a great fitting paddle to perform their best.
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