Bending Branches  Catalyst 11 Canoe Paddle

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Handcrafted from remnants of first-quality paddles, the Bending Branches Catalyst 11 canoe paddle gives new life to what might have gone to waste. With an 11° bend, it uses less energy in each stroke.


  • Distinctive patchwork blade design reveals the structurally sound wood scraps in each paddle, displaying the Bending Branches commitment to the reuse of excess materials
  • 11° bend means less energy with each stroke, giving you extra endurance
  • Classic palm grip is comfortable and warm on your hands, and makes it easy to manipulate the canoe
  • Rockgard® protection provides excellent shock absorption, making the paddle last 6 times longer than one without protection
  • 4 oz. fiberglass wrap over the blade protects against nicks and dents, safeguarding it for years to come
  • Solid, ovalized basswood shaft is durable but not excessively heavy
  • The "Sugar Island" blade shape is designed for smooth flatwater entry and exit—ideal for most canoeists
  • Classic wooden blade is buoyant and efficient, gracefully lifting every stroke from the water with ease
  • Bending Branches will donate $5 from every paddle purchased to the American Rivers nonprofit which works to protect and restore our nation's rivers
  • Handcrafted in Osceola, Wisconsin

Made in USA.

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Technical Specs

Item #173352
Best Use



Contains recycled materials

Blade Construction

Basswood/red alder/maple/roasted basswood

Shaft Construction

Solid basswood

Blade Size

19 x 8.1 inches

Blade Surface Area (sq. in.)

118 square inches

Grip Type

Palm Grip


1 lb. 6.1 oz.

Blade-to-Shaft Offset

11 degrees

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