Submitted: 06-18-2007 by Cortsmission
I bought this paddle recently after being sweet-talked by the store clerk since they didn't sell Werners anymore, and now I am regretting the purchase and will probably return it. It's about the same price as a Skagit, (which is what I originally have used and had no problems.) It is definitely light-weight, but that's about the only pro about it. Yes, it can be set at any angle, but the locking mechanism isn't the easiest thing to use, and even when locked, it tends to rotate when I put it in the water. There is more play in it than I am comfortable with even as a beginner on flat water, and after reading other reviews, I'm just waiting for the lock and/or the grips to come off. I won't be shopping at that store or buying anything I haven't researched again.