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.

  • Features

    • 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

    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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