The Werner Sherpa Paddle is an exceptionally smooth and responsive river running design. If you like paddling rivers and ripping up a wave or two, the Sherpa is a great choice. 30 degree blade offset balances solid bracing with reduced wind resistance. Premium fiberglass blade provides lightweight responsiveness and durability. The Sherpa’s mid-size blades are great for all around river running. Balanced blade design is smooth and powerful from catch to release. Small diameter shafts are available and recommended for paddlers whose hand (from the base of the palm to the tip of the middle finger) measures 6 1/2″ or smaller.