I used a lendal straight shaft all last season as my primary, specifically the Kinetic xti, FG shaft w/ varilok and CF blades. Prior to that I've used Werner straight and bents (all river/creek, not play, paddles). If you aren't frequently traveling on planes with it, I'd say stick with the Werner. No complaints really, a good paddle, just gets a bit of water in the shaft. I think the CF carbon/nylon blade (which is the only blade I've tried) is a little flimsy. You may want to look at the fiberglass or Carbon.
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