Bending Branches  Black Pearl 11 Paddle

Color: Carbon
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Like to cover miles effortlessly? Weighing only 1 pound, the Black Pearl 11 paddle from Bending Branches is smooth, quiet and fatigue-minimizing while providing efficient power transfer.

Location Image of color Carbon
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  • Great for bow, stern or solo paddlers; ideal for long-distance flatwater trips and those prioritizing weight or performance over economy
  • Bent shaft design allows the blade to pull more easily perpendicular to the water for a more efficient forward stroke, while still being capable of J-strokes for correction
  • Bouyant foam core carbon blade is mid-sized, offering enough surface area to easily maneuver the canoe without being overly fatiguing on longer trips
  • Slight dihedral added to the power face of blade allows for smoother, more efficient forward strokes
  • Knife-like edge makes correctional strokes quiet and smooth
  • Nylon-weave tip protection seals in the carbon blade and prolongs the life of the paddle
  • Contoured palm grip reduces fatigue and improves power transfer
  • Proudly handmade in Osceola, Wisconsin

Made in USA.

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Technical Specs

Item #206884
Best Use


Blade Construction

Foam core carbon

Shaft Construction


Blade Size

18.75 x 8.25 inches

Blade Surface Area (sq. in.)

105 square inches

Grip Type

Palm Grip


1 pounds

Blade-to-Shaft Offset

11 degrees

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