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The ultimate guide stick for raft guides who want great performance and legendary Werner bomber strength. This lightweight paddle features an indexed fiberglass shaft with a molded t-grip handle for comfort and control.

Oversize shipping charges apply on 60" or greater sizes.
Sizes: 60", 63", 66", 69" 72"

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Grip: ABS T-grip
Blade Material: Fiberglass
Blade Size: 21 cm W x 54.6 cm L  (8.25" W x 21.5" L)
Blade Surface Area: 890 sq cm / 138 sq in
Blade Shape: Symmetrical
Shaft Material: Fiberglass
Breakdown: No
Paddle Weight: 66"  is 32.5 oz  (921 g)
Application:
  • Rafting
Features:
  • Ultimate Guide Stick for raft guides who want great performance and legendary Werner strength
  • Symmetrical blade design for versatile strokes and predictability
  • Light swing weight and great performance
  • Indexed shaft and molded t-grip

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  • Werner Guide Stick

    Q:

    How do I chose the correct length paddle for rafting?
    Asked on 6/8/2014 by Sammy the Sales Associate from Asheville, NC

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      With the paddle standing vertically in front of you, the top of the T-grip should fall between your chin and the tip of your nose.

      Answered on 6/9/2014 by Rio de vida from Virginia
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      A guide sitting on the raised stern of a raft needs a longer paddle than the folks sitting along the flat side sections. The best length for you depends on your height and the size of boat you're paddling. Probably our most common guide paddle length is 66".

      Answered on 6/9/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I was a professional guide for 12 years on the Arkansas river and I like my
      guide paddle to be up to my nose. I am 5' 10" and my guide stick is 66 "
      Pat

      Answered on 6/8/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The correct paddle length depends on your size as well as the boat type you are going to paddle.
      Place the paddle on your head, put one hand on t-grip, and another at that point of the shaft so your arms make 90 degrees with your forearms.
      This is a basic position for making good strokes. Now check if paddle's length is good for reaching water in your boat or raft.
      If you are 6ft man and going to paddle a 13 ft raft, you likely need 6.6 ft paddle.
      In some large rafts, especially if you sit high on the stern, you may need a 6.9... I've never seen anyone using a 7 ft paddle, that's for a giant man, nearly 7 ft tall.
      For most girls, choice is likely between 6-3 and 6-6. Petite girl 5 ft or less may need 6-0.

      Answered on 6/8/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      depends on the size boat you're driving. if you are driving a 16 foot boat
      with big tubes and four thwarts and 9 customers. Get one about as tall as
      you are minus an inch or two. For smaller boats a smaller stick is fine, I
      guide a 13 foot boat with a customer paddle and it's fine. But I use my 6
      foot stick in big water and I am 6 foot2.

      Answered on 6/8/2014 by Anonymous
  • Werner Guide Stick

    Q:

    Can you tell me what you mean by a spooned blade?
    Asked on 5/7/2013 by Stephen from Washington DC

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The spoon shape is simply the shape of the blade. The Carisile guide stick
      blade is larger and has a more square shape. The Werner is smaller and
      more circular which means it doesn't have the surface area that the
      Carisile does but it's significantly lighter and faster to paddle through
      the water. It's a bit confusing because I think of "spoon" as meaning the
      shape of a spoon (like a kayak paddle blade) but the werner is a true guide
      stick and there is no front/back.

      Answered on 5/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Stephen, a spooned blade has a concave face for increased water catch with each stroke. However, the Guide Stick is not spooned, it's symmetrical on both faces.

      Answered on 5/8/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • Werner Guide Stick

    Q:

    What is the shaft diameter?
    Asked on 3/17/2013 by joseph from Staunton VA

    3 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The non-indexed part of the shaft is 1-1/4" in diameter.

      Answered on 3/18/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The shaft diameter as I measured it appears to be between 1.125" to 1.25" (or 1-1/8 inches to 1-1/4 inches).

      Answered on 3/25/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      One of the cool parts of this paddle is that the shaft in area your hand is
      placed is a slight oval in section.
      The major axis is ~1.30", the minor axis is 1.17". This may seem hardly
      noticeable from the numbers, but it makes all the difference in the world!
      Great grip, great control and very comfortable.
      Nice paddle.
      Enjoy!
      --Dan

      Answered on 3/17/2013 by Laser Guide from San Jose, CA
  • Werner Guide Stick

    Q:

    CAN WE GET THIS IN KEVLAR SHAFT FOR MORE FLEX? PROTECTING WRISTS AND FOREARM EXTENSORS?

    CAN IT COME BENT AT ROUGHLY 15 DEGREES NEAR THE BLADE?
    Asked on 11/12/2012 by harvey from australia

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The Guide Stick is only available in the fiberglass shaft and they cannot put a bend in the shaft on this paddle.

      Answered on 11/12/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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Werner Guide Stick
 
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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable shaft (5)
  • Good control (4)
  • Minimizes fatigue (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • River running (3)
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    5.0

    Great Guide Stick

    By AJ

    from New Hampshire

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Control
    • Lightweight
    • Minimizes Fatigue

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Class 3 -5
      • River Running
      • White Water Raft Guiding

      Comments about Werner Guide Stick:

      I use the guide stick white water rafting with clients. Its great, so glad I bought it! Its very easy to pry and draw quickly. No negative points!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Not so ultimate

      By Greg

      from Issaquah, WA

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Shaft

      Cons

      • Too Small Blade

      Best Uses

      • Not Whitewater

      Comments about Werner Guide Stick:

      I admit, I mis-read the blade size in the catalog. If I would have read it correctly I would have stuck with the Carlisle guide stick for a whole lot less money.

      The handle is contoured to fit your hand well, and it is very light weight.

      If your guiding a big raft, there is just not enough blade to bite into the water.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Best guide stick ever

      By One Eyed Jack

      from Grass Valley, CA.

      About Me Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Shaft
      • Good Control
      • Minimizes Fatigue
      • Reduces Flutter

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • River Running

        Comments about Werner Guide Stick:

        Pro guide here, still going strong after four seasons, including last years bone fest on the Clackamas at 600 CFS. Will be working the American River system this year, those nice round granite boulders will seem like marshmallows after the volcanic harshness of the Cascade rock to my beloved guide stick. Before I coughed up the admitedly intimidating price, I don't know how many Carlisle guide paddles I broke... you will save money in the long run.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        The Perfect Guide Paddle

        By Laser Guide

        from San Jose, CA

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Shaft
        • Good Control
        • Lightweight and strong
        • Minimizes Fatigue

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Advanced Paddling Techniques
          • Day Trips
          • River Running
          • Touring

          Comments about Werner Guide Stick:

          The Werner Guide Stick worked very well in all river conditions. Its light weight and ergonomic design makes spending a full day on the water easy. The shape of blade makes J-Strokes, draw-strokes and tillering all very easy and fluid. Helps make corrections in whitewater with the least effort.

          Love it!

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Simply Awesome

          By Rivermonkey

          from Scotland

          Verified Reviewer

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            Cons

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                Comments about Werner Guide Stick:

                I love my Werner Guidestick. It's been through innumerable Class 4 and 5 adventures on technical European rivers. It's never let me down. I will reluctantly replace it with another exactly the same this year. It's earned it's place in my rafting hall of fame. Give it a chance to be in yours. You won't regret it.

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