The Werner Odachi Bent Shaft Carbon Paddle is built specifically for speed and going fast in whitewater creek races. The Odachi blends Werner's bomber durability with a lightweight, stiff and incredibly powerful carbon shaft and foam core blades meaning you don't have to choose between durability and speed when selecting a race paddle. The Odachi features an increased blade to shaft offset that provides a longer and more powerful catch to make every stroke count. More blade dihedral stabilizes powerful strokes in chaotic whitewater while the longer blade length give you greater leverage with each stroke and the race inspired blade tip is symmetrical with more surface area for a more vertical race stroke. The carbon shaft optimizes strength and durability in an extremely lightweight package. SKU: 13004NOTE Werner design features make this paddle fast and make for a unique feel in your hands bracing and rolling are different. With Werner's proven River Running line up to round out your quiver, the Odachi is not intended to be an all around paddle.