The Werner Sherpa Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle is a great mid size all around paddle that excels at river running and creeking. The Sherpa's blades are mid size, but give you a little more low angle power than the Werner Player. The Neutral Bent Shaft positions your hands for the best balance, comfort and control, helping to reduce arm fatigue. This paddle is great for people interested in river running or creekboating, but want to get out a rip it up at there local playspot too! The sherpa now has a strong, full carbon shaft that offers a lighter swing weight for less fatigue. Werner Sherpa Features: Full Carbon Shaft for strength, performance, and a reduced swing weight Midsize blades with a smooth catch for a shoulder friendly day on the water Indexing on the carbon shaft help your hands find home every time. Bright, easy to find blades.