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Published on septembre 22nd, 2016 | by Kayak Session https://www.kayaksession.com/img-current-issue/upload-your-video.png

New @ PADDLEexpo 2016 – Werner, New Rio 4-piece Whitewater

Whether a travel paddle, or more importantly a safety-breakdown paddle, the new Rio 4-piece whitewater river running from Werner Paddles has some outstanding and unique design features.  Focusing on the breakdown mechanism, Werner has introduced the same precise fitting, fiberglass, ferrules that they use on their higher-end breakdowns to the paddler looking for a more modestly priced option. 


This stands apart as it eliminates the attachment point from the nylon blade stem, which can create a sloppy connection inside the shaft. It also eliminates any issues with that stem swelling, due to the nature of the blade material, and not fitting into the shaft.   Along with the superior connection points, Werner uses the same shaft that you’ll find on their Premium and Ultimate level paddles on the price point Rio model. Giving paddlers piece of mind from Bomber reliability when you assemble this paddle. 

For the budget minded boater out there, the new Rio 4-piece provides a superior option for those looking for a breakdown.   

More info on the RIO 4-Piece go to: WERNER PADDLES

 This serie of articles, called “NEW @ PADDLEexpo 2016” and produced by KS Publishing (publishers of Kayak Session, Paddle World and Sup World magazine, showcases the new products for 2017 to be exposed at the PADDLEexpo show taking place in Nuremberg, Germany on October 7-9th. PADDLEexpo is the world’s largest paddlesport-specific trade show (‘trade show’ meaning entrance is reserved for professionals) highlighting what the general public will find on shelves and in stores in 2017. It includes everything from kayaks and canoes to stand-up paddle boards and inflatables, with the apparel and accessories needed for it all. See the product and meet the manufacturer at PADDLEexpo 2016 in Nuremberg > www.paddleexpo.com

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