Originally Posted by bobbuilds
Werener paddles are great, no matter what blade you choose. The sherpa is a mid size river runner, the player is a full size play boat paddle. When it comes to a paddle size you have a medium window of what will work. If you and your wife are the same hight and arm length it will work for both of you. if your wife is a foot shorter than you, the salesman is full of shit. most people under 5 10 use a 194-197. at about 6' you go to a 197-200. 189-194 are for people who want a shorter length fast moving paddle in a play environment or are short in height.
I didn't mean to say my wife and I are getting the same length paddle... She's getting the 191, I'll be getting the 197. However, just wondering if the Player blade is ok for all around things. We won't likely being doing much playing, more river running/creeking.
Also, in comparison, I did find an AT4 Play paddle in my size that is $179. It is all glass. It is about 6 oz heavier, but SO much cheaper. Anyone have any experience with these? Would it be about as good as the Werner?