Thanks for posting the link-- I'm in the market for an upgrade, and this was one of the paddles on my list for consideration.... one quick correction on the article/ review posted on the playak.com website, though: your reviewer writes,
I don't know why there are no glass bent shafts from Werner. Maybe such shafts would be too heavy in order to be strong enough?
I'm currently paddling a bent shaft Werner Sherpa with fiberglass construction?? It is
a little heavy, but otherwise, I like it... I really, really like it, actually. My skillls have come up a bit, though, and I'm needing something with a bit more bite to the blade as I've started running more technical stuff (that's the only reason I'm even considering jettisoning the Sherpa). I'm just afraid I'd wear myself out/ keep knocking myself over with those oversized blades!