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Bending Branches
Suggested Retail
$139 USD
$189 CAD
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In 1982, whitewater and touring canoeist Dale Kicker and flat-water racer Ron Hultman teamed up to create the first composite tipped canoe paddle. This unique innovation revolutionized the paddle industry and gave birth to Bending Branches. Since that birth, paddles from this Wisconsin company have propelled people to the places and experiences that people dream of. This spirit of adventure continues to drive Bending Branches to enhance your paddling experience.

Overview

Handcrafted from remnants of first-quality paddles, Bending Branches is giving new life to what might have gone to waste. Not only is this paddle sparking change as Bending Branches embraces sustainable practices in product development, but also $5 from every paddle purchased will be donated to American Rivers non-profit. With full Rockgard coverage and a 2 oz. fiberglass wrap, this paddle's durability exceeds our blade strength testing standards. Hand built in the USA.
MSRP
$139 USD
$189 CAD

Highlights

  • Built to last with 2 oz. fiberglass wrap and full Rockgard® coverage
  • $5 from every paddle sold will be donated to the American Rivers non-profit
  • By hand-laying structurally sound wood scraps into each paddle, we’ve commi
  • Durability exceeds our standards verified by blade strength testing

Available Colours

  • Tan

In 1982, whitewater and touring canoeist Dale Kicker and flat-water racer Ron Hultman teamed up to create the first composite tipped canoe paddle. This unique innovation revolutionized the paddle industry and gave birth to Bending Branches. Since that birth, paddles from this Wisconsin company have propelled people to the places and experiences that people dream of. This spirit of adventure continues to drive Bending Branches to enhance your paddling experience.

Features & Specifications

Overview
  • Model Year: 2019
  • Category: Canoe Paddles
  • Best Used For: Expedition
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 19" / 48 cm
  • Blade Width: 8.1" / 21 cm
  • Blade Surface Area: 118 sq in. / 761 sq cm
  • Weight: 24 oz / 680 g
  • Fixed Lengths: 52-60"
Features
  • Blade Style: Sugar Island
  • Blade Material: Wood
  • Shaft Type: Straight
  • Shaft Material: Wood Solid
  • Shaft Diameter: Regular
  • Number of Pieces: 1
  • Blade Shape: Symmetrical
  • Reinforced Tip: Yes
  • Finish: Varnish

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