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  • Fiberglass-and-carbon blended shaft is lightweight and rugged; a slight amount of flex increases comfort and reduces strain
  • Adjustable Ferrule System allows elegant adjustment of feathering angle from 0° - 60° right or left in 15° increments
  • Improved ferrule design incorporates internal printing of offset degrees and a low-profile button release that makes paddle feel like 1 piece
  • Injection-molded blades are constructed with fiberglass-reinforced nylon, offering a lighter swing weight than plastic blades
  • High-angle blades with powerful catches feature a slight dihedral shape and excel at smooth linking strokes and advanced techniques
  • Asymmetrical blade shape helps reduce torque, allowing paddle to pull smoothly through the water and reducing the need to grip tightly
  • Light swing weight reduces overall fatigue on long paddling excursions
  • Drip rings help keep hands and lap dry
  • Design is optimized for high-angle paddling style
  • 2-piece design breaks down quickly and eases transport and storage

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Best Use Kayaking
Shaft Construction Fiberglass-carbon blend
Blade Construction Fiberglass-reinforced nylon
Paddle Style High-angle
Shaft Shape Straight
Shaft Type 2-piece
Blade Shape Asymmetrical Dihedral
Blade Size 16.9 x 7.2 inches
Hand Control Right and Left
Feather Angle 0 / 15 / 30 / 45 / 60 degrees
Weight (210cm) 36 ounces
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Long term report I own 2 other paddles, and have used 2-3 others over the past several years, but the Tybee is my favorite. I've paddled well over 1,000 miles with it over the last 2 years, everything from flat lakes to ocean surf to class III white water. It seems to do everything well: forward strokes, reverse strokes, sweeps, draws, sculling, bracing and rolling. It has virtually no flutter at all, so you need only the gentlest grip on the shaft with your on-side had during a forward stroke. 900 strokes per mile over 20 miles is 18,000 strokes in a day, so being able to loosen up ones grip 18,000 times a day adds up! The joint developed just a bit of play in it last week, but I'm suspecting it was operator error--I may have put too much weight on the shaft when bracing it across the kayak deck while climbing out onto some rocks. If it needs replaced, I'll absolutely buy another Tybee!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price. Great backup paddle New for '09. Had used the nylon/carbon (black) Tybee model for a few years. Liked this as it is identical in everything but blade construction. This one DOES have the new Werner shaft (flush button). I have since changed over to a Corryvrecken (HUGE blade) as my primary paddle. This is on the back of my boat as a spare. Noticeably heavier than the carbon Tybee and way more heavy than my Corryvrecken. However, I find the Tybee shape to be better suited for smaller lakes and larger rivers. Ocean and Great Lakes are where I find the Corryvrecken to really shine. A trade off for the weight, is the near-indestructibility of the 'glass/nylon blades. While I have not had to use it due to the loss of a paddle (thank god!!!!), my yellow Tybee does get a lot of use at night (covered in reflective tape) and in areas that are really rocky or filled with stumps and other obstacles. In short, if you are a mid to high angle paddler, the nylon/'glass Tybee is a great backup or a great starter paddle at a great price.
Date published: 2009-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Paddle for Mid-High Angle Paddler I originally purchased the Werner Skagit paddle from REI and did not like it from the start. I felt like I was getting nothing out of my strokes. Turns out I must have a higher angle paddle than I initially thought. I would say I am a mid angle paddler 80% of the time and go to high the remainder. I took this paddle out and fell in love with it withing in the first 20 strokes. I kayak inland lakes throughout Michigan and have been kayaking for 10+ years. I often take my dog with me. This paddle enters the water crisply & smoothly. Easy to control throughout the stroke and can feel output throughout the stroke. This paddle is great if you like to "push" the water back (at least the way i describe it). Very happy with this purchase, glad I made the switch.
Date published: 2016-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Werner Tybee Paddle - Fiberglass by Wern This a great light weight paddle. It has good settings, and unscrews to become 2 paddles. Good for storage too.
Date published: 2013-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice light paddle I like this paddle because it is nice and light, and comes apart easily..I don't have my kayak yet, but tried it out with a friend's yak, and it was great.
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! I cannot wait to get this into the water! Breakup cannot come too soon.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Paddle Paddle works great and feels solid. Easily adjustable.
Date published: 2013-07-30
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My girlfriend has a 21.5 inch wide Impex Mystic and she is 5 ft 3 in tall. Would a 215 cm Tybee be a good fit?

Asked by: paddlingfool
Based on the width of the boat and the height of the user, the 215cm paddle is the best choice.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-29

I just ordered this paddle, my question is this, is it the new adjustable flush button shaft or the shaft where the button sticks up? I have a Werner Cascadia paddle and it is the old style, the button sticks up from the shaft. Let me know.

Asked by: bkc1
The Tybee Paddle has the new adjustable flush push button shaft.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27
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