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  • Mid-size blades are designed with power and bracing in mind, yet are surprisingly easy to pull through the water during extended trips
  • High-quality, continuous-weave carbon fiber shaft delivers a superior strength-to-weight ratio
  • Bent shaft naturally aligns wrists, providing immediate comfort and reducing strain; a special grip area that fits the natural contour of your hand increases overall control
  • Smart View Adjustable Ferrule System allows elegant adjustment of feathering angle from 0° - 60° right or left in 15° increments
  • Improved ferrule design eliminates external stickers by incorporating a small window which displays an internal printing of offset degrees
  • Low-profile button release makes paddle feel like 1 piece
  • Carbon fiber/foam core blades create a distinctive profile that enters and exits the water quietly while adding buoyancy for a light stroke
  • Blade design with ribless back smooths the sculling stroke and creates an elegant exit from the water
  • Pronounced dihedral power face reduces flutter to create exceptionally smooth, yet powerful, forward stroke
  • Asymmetrical shape reduces torque, allowing the paddle to pull smoothly through the water without the need for a tight grip
  • Remarkably light swing weight reduces overall fatigue on long paddling excursions
  • Drip rings help keep hands and lap dry
  • 2-piece design breaks down quickly and eases transport and storage
  • The Werner Cyprus kayak paddle is carefully handcrafted in Sultan, Washington, using a pressure molding process to achieve the right balance between weight and durability

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Specs

Best Use Kayaking
Shaft Construction Carbon fiber
Blade Construction Carbon fiber/foam core
Paddle Style High-angle
Shaft Shape Bent
Shaft Type 2-piece
Blade Shape Asymmetrical Dihedral
Blade Size 18.1 x 7.1 inches
Hand Control Right and Left
Feather Angle 0 / 15 / 30 / 45 / 60 degrees
Weight 1 lb. 10 oz.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tested by time and conditions Purchased over 3 1/2 years ago, used extensively at least 800 miles per year. Used on flat water, small creeks and river with cyprus knees, branches, rocks, fast running rivers over pebbly shoals and with boulders. Have taken me through unexpected squalls, strong head winds, fast moving currents on river bends. Durable: have had to push off with it when mired. Lightness a benefit on long paddles. Used small shaft, not usually available, but this is a must for me. Rolls easily in palm when paddling. Have loaned it to people who were tired when paddling and they noticed the lightness immediately.
Date published: 2014-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paddle One of the reviewers stated that the paddle was a little to smooth and I agree with him but what I did was what I do with a lot of the handles on my tools and sporting stuff ( bow grip, pistol grip etc.) I go to Dick's sporting goods store and purchase one of many types of tennis racket grip wraps and wrap the handle with that for a bigger grip (my hands are large) and a more secure feel! They come in all types: leather, gauze, absorbent etc.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and smooth I have about 500 miles on this paddle now. I have been sea kayaking for over 20 years here in Alaska with a lot of long trips under my belt. I have been using Werner paddles all that time. My most recent paddles have been an all-carbon Camano straight shaft and a bent shaft carbon Kalliste, both in a 240 cm length. But I have to say that the 220 cm Cyprus is now my favorite, and I can still use a low-angle stroke with my low deck/narrow boat. I am 5' 11" with long arms. I used to get a pretty sore, fatigued feeling between my shoulder blades on long trips. I figured this was just part of averaging around 30 miles a day for weeks on end, but since going to shorter and shorter paddles I am (finally) realizing that a less powerful blade and a shorter shaft combined with a higher cadence just puts less stress on my muscles and tendons. In a following sea the short Cyprus sometimes seems a little undersized, but at the end of a long day or when bucking a wind chop the power seems about perfect. The thick, foam core of the Kalliste and Cyprus paddle blades reduces the bubbles entrained in the eddy behind the blade and results in a smooth feel during the pull and does make the paddle feel light in the water, though I don't feel it 'pops' out of the water at the end of the stroke like some folks report. The low swing weight and reasonable blade face size do reduce fatigue, no question. I considered the Ikelos but I'm glad I went with the smaller Cyprus blade. The thick edge of the blade tip seems to have a very durable rim of plastic sandwiched between the carbon faces and numerous rock encounters has yet to do any damage whatsoever to the blade. I never had any wrist issues with straight shaft paddles though I do like the bent shaft feel now that I'm used to it. It has mostly resulted in a more connected feel to the paddle since I can wrap all my fingers evenly around the shaft during all parts of the stroke. The Cyprus and Kalliste shafts are perhaps a bit too smooth though, and a little more texture and friction might result in being able to hold the paddle a bit looser and still maintain control. As it is I usually keep my hands damp by dipping them in the water regularly or using a thin layer of paddle/surf wax. The ferrule system is very nice and results in an extremely solid and slop-free connection between the paddle halves. A great paddle overall. Expensive, but the current pinnacle of design and construction.
Date published: 2012-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing paddle: I use it for touring and play!!!! The first paddle I ever bought was a Werner paddle. But my choice in blade has changed over the years and I have never been happier on the water than I have been with my Cypress. It accommodates my love of a higher angle stroke with a quiet entry of the blade and an easy exit at the end of the stroke. But here is the best part... the design of the blade lets me bring my stroke angle down lower for those days when i'm getting tired or need a change of pace. I recommend this paddle to both advanced paddlers and beginners alike. It is gently on the joints and shoulders over long distances, has the power and surface area necessary to pick up speed in a hurry in tide races and surf and is versatile in its design to allow for all types of paddling styles. I love this paddle!!!
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Paddle I have had this Cyprus Bent shaft paddle for a couple of weeks and really like it. It is very light and bouyant, and I really like the bent shaft!
Date published: 2013-06-27
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What is the difference between the Kalispell and the Cyprus?

Asked by: Sally
The answer from REI is exactly the opposite. Kalliste is a lower angle paddle, and Cyprus a higher angle paddle. Longer, slender blades for lower angle; shorter, fatter blades for higher angle. 
Answered by: Nick
Date published: 2017-06-02
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tested by time and conditions Purchased over 3 1/2 years ago, used extensively at least 800 miles per year. Used on flat water, small creeks and river with cyprus knees, branches, rocks, fast running rivers over pebbly shoals and with boulders. Have taken me through unexpected squalls, strong head winds, fast moving currents on river bends. Durable: have had to push off with it when mired. Lightness a benefit on long paddles. Used small shaft, not usually available, but this is a must for me. Rolls easily in palm when paddling. Have loaned it to people who were tired when paddling and they noticed the lightness immediately.
Date published: 2014-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paddle One of the reviewers stated that the paddle was a little to smooth and I agree with him but what I did was what I do with a lot of the handles on my tools and sporting stuff ( bow grip, pistol grip etc.) I go to Dick's sporting goods store and purchase one of many types of tennis racket grip wraps and wrap the handle with that for a bigger grip (my hands are large) and a more secure feel! They come in all types: leather, gauze, absorbent etc.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and smooth I have about 500 miles on this paddle now. I have been sea kayaking for over 20 years here in Alaska with a lot of long trips under my belt. I have been using Werner paddles all that time. My most recent paddles have been an all-carbon Camano straight shaft and a bent shaft carbon Kalliste, both in a 240 cm length. But I have to say that the 220 cm Cyprus is now my favorite, and I can still use a low-angle stroke with my low deck/narrow boat. I am 5' 11" with long arms. I used to get a pretty sore, fatigued feeling between my shoulder blades on long trips. I figured this was just part of averaging around 30 miles a day for weeks on end, but since going to shorter and shorter paddles I am (finally) realizing that a less powerful blade and a shorter shaft combined with a higher cadence just puts less stress on my muscles and tendons. In a following sea the short Cyprus sometimes seems a little undersized, but at the end of a long day or when bucking a wind chop the power seems about perfect. The thick, foam core of the Kalliste and Cyprus paddle blades reduces the bubbles entrained in the eddy behind the blade and results in a smooth feel during the pull and does make the paddle feel light in the water, though I don't feel it 'pops' out of the water at the end of the stroke like some folks report. The low swing weight and reasonable blade face size do reduce fatigue, no question. I considered the Ikelos but I'm glad I went with the smaller Cyprus blade. The thick edge of the blade tip seems to have a very durable rim of plastic sandwiched between the carbon faces and numerous rock encounters has yet to do any damage whatsoever to the blade. I never had any wrist issues with straight shaft paddles though I do like the bent shaft feel now that I'm used to it. It has mostly resulted in a more connected feel to the paddle since I can wrap all my fingers evenly around the shaft during all parts of the stroke. The Cyprus and Kalliste shafts are perhaps a bit too smooth though, and a little more texture and friction might result in being able to hold the paddle a bit looser and still maintain control. As it is I usually keep my hands damp by dipping them in the water regularly or using a thin layer of paddle/surf wax. The ferrule system is very nice and results in an extremely solid and slop-free connection between the paddle halves. A great paddle overall. Expensive, but the current pinnacle of design and construction.
Date published: 2012-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing paddle: I use it for touring and play!!!! The first paddle I ever bought was a Werner paddle. But my choice in blade has changed over the years and I have never been happier on the water than I have been with my Cypress. It accommodates my love of a higher angle stroke with a quiet entry of the blade and an easy exit at the end of the stroke. But here is the best part... the design of the blade lets me bring my stroke angle down lower for those days when i'm getting tired or need a change of pace. I recommend this paddle to both advanced paddlers and beginners alike. It is gently on the joints and shoulders over long distances, has the power and surface area necessary to pick up speed in a hurry in tide races and surf and is versatile in its design to allow for all types of paddling styles. I love this paddle!!!
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Paddle I have had this Cyprus Bent shaft paddle for a couple of weeks and really like it. It is very light and bouyant, and I really like the bent shaft!
Date published: 2013-06-27
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What is the difference between the Kalispell and the Cyprus?

Asked by: Sally
The answer from REI is exactly the opposite. Kalliste is a lower angle paddle, and Cyprus a higher angle paddle. Longer, slender blades for lower angle; shorter, fatter blades for higher angle. 
Answered by: Nick
Date published: 2017-06-02
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