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Old 10-29-2011   #1
 
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Flexi or Superlight At2

Im a playboat/riverrunner solid class 3 paddler which paddle would be more up my ally?

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Old 10-29-2011   #2
 
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the cheaper one
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Old 10-29-2011   #3
 
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Werner Sherpa
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Old 10-29-2011   #4
 
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ALright i ended up getting a 197cm superlight for 40% off is this a good size for a 6 foot paddler? I paddle my player paddle 197cm playing and river running im just getting into playing with this paddle size work for me?
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Old 10-30-2011   #5
 
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First off, those are both awesome, high end paddles. Can't go wrong in my book; if the price is ok for you. Folks seem to love AT or Werner, but not both; I love the ergonomics and flex of my ATs.

I think durability is more important than shaving 2 ounces off an already-light carbon paddle; so between the two paddles you mentioned, I'd go with AT2 flexi; which also happens to be the cheaper one. I love my ooold ATX flexi; it already feels superlight compared to an AT river glass paddle, but its a bit heavier than either you mentioned, and has larger blades, which I like (come to think of it, thats my ATX flexi bracing on a rock, in the avatar I just put up; also in my gallery somewhere).
I like my AT River Glass paddle too; its fine for most trips, and I wouldn't care so much if it got lost or broken. I'm trying to spread the wear onto a few paddles, to extend the life of the ATX.

Why not AT C series ($280 vs $430+; same weight as my ATX flexi); do you want the flex? (personally I love the flex; easier on my wrists and elbows).
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Just saw your followup post; sure thats a good size. I am 6'3" and use 197cm; I could go to 200cm but the large blade size of the ATX works great for me. You will get used to whatever you paddle with.

On second thought, thats a terrible size for you; I would be happy to take it off your hands for you
Don't lose it!! Many many paddles were lost around here in the spring floods.
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Old 10-30-2011   #6
 
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meant to say will this paddle size work for me lol. Thanks for the reply wasatchbill CKS ended up having a great promo couldn't pass it up only had a 200cm or a 197cm so had to make the choice gonna go see how she treats me tomorrow haven't even tried a bent shaft yet wanted something different.
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Old 10-30-2011   #7
 
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For that price, it's a no brainer. I'm just not a fan of AT. Broke one in the POOL that was still within "warranty" and they still charged me $250 for a replacement paddle. Plus, I have seen two friends break them while on the river. Nothing personal, but due to the bad experience would never again trust them on the water. Werner all the way.....IMHO
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Old 10-30-2011   #8
 
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I love my werners also i learned with them i see people with their ups and downs with both companys hopefully i got a great paddle.
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Old 10-30-2011   #9
 
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Just had my first run with the At2 Superlight paddle took my diesel 80 out today as soon as i started paddling i notice how clean the strokes were was on a 4 hr float with no fatigue or strain on my shoulders or grip very stoked so far with this paddle!
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