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Werner Guide Stick

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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.

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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
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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4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable shaft (8)
  • Good control (7)
  • Minimizes fatigue (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • River running (6)
  • Advanced paddling techniques (3)
  • Day trip (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pretty good

So te T-grip came off on mine too (see whiny dude above "it created a hazard..." what a loser), but it was after 4 seasons of HEAVY (100...Read complete review

So te T-grip came off on mine too (see whiny dude above "it created a hazard..." what a loser), but it was after 4 seasons of HEAVY (100 full days) and NRS replaced it for me pronto. The paddle is lighter than wood, and feels great.

If you're pushing rubber for a living get this paddle.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed.....

I have used many paddles and been on the water for many years. Until this season, I have viewed this paddle as the best guide stick being manufactured at this time. I believe...Read complete review

I have used many paddles and been on the water for many years. Until this season, I have viewed this paddle as the best guide stick being manufactured at this time. I believe the paddle itself works great and has a great feel in the water. This paddle has excellent response and great balance. Before I made this purchase, I had used this paddle many times, which gained my confidence in choosing it. After using this paddle for only a couple of months the t-grip snapped off, creating a hazard to me and everyone in my boat. Normally I would have jettisoned the paddle for the safety of myself and crew. But after spending the amount of money needed to obtain this paddle, I reluctantly kept it on board. This is the first paddle I have purchased new and the paddle that had lasted me the shortest amount of time. I just find it hard to believe that a paddle made by Werner could have such a default. Any guide sticks I have used before this has been purchased second hand and has outlasted this paddle at a far lower price. I have never spent this much money on a paddle which highly disappoints me as a consumer. I expected a higher quality better built product.

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5.0

iwouldbuy this everytime!

By rustyshackleford

from pigeon river tn

About Me Professional

Pros

  • Comfortable Shaft
  • Good Control
  • Minimizes Fatigue

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Advanced Paddling Techniques
    • Day Trips
    • River Running

    i use this paddle for guiding trips everyday.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great paddle, but spendy

    By Dan

    from Davis, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Shaft
    • Good Control
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • blade dings easily

    Best Uses

    • Guiding
    • River Running

    Comments about Werner Guide Stick:

    guide paddle

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Warner guide stick

    By Dave

    from Columbus, Ga

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Shaft
    • Good Control
    • Minimizes Fatigue

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Advanced Paddling Techniques
      • Day Trips
      • River Running

      Comments about Werner Guide Stick:

      I use this stick to guide down the Chattahoochee. We have Rapids from class two to five. This stick holds up well on low and high water trips. I love it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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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:

            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:

            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
          • 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
          • 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
          • 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
        • 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

          • 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
          • 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
        • 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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