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Bending Branches Special Canoe Paddle

Bending Branches Special Canoe Paddle

Bending Branches Special Canoe Paddle

Product Description

This bent-shaft wood paddle is an excellent value for the advanced recreational canoeist. Wide blade provides a more powerful stroke for excellent flatwater cruising performance. Combines a 7-laminate blade and a 12-laminate shaft of light and dark hardwoods for strength, durability, stiffness and beauty. Wrap Around Rockgard protects the blade tip, wrapping up around the corners onto the blade edges. Comfortable, classic palm grip minimizes hand fatigue with its asymmetrical pear shape.

Product Details

Approx. Price:
$99.95 (Click Price to View Any Changes)
Sale Price:
Brand:
Bending Branches
SKU:
492117
Manufacture ID:
PBB48

Reviews for Bending Branches Special Canoe Paddle

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quetico152  
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11/29/2009 09:14AM
this paddle is an absolute tank. it is one that i am not afraid to get a little rough with, and have never been light on. its nothing special (no pun intended), but it gets the job done. a great paddle to start out with or if you dont want to spend a lot of money like me.
Winemaker  
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11/30/2009 07:16AM
I ave had a BB Special for a number of years and been very happy with it. Durable, efficent, has worn well, and is a decent weight. A great paddle at a great price.
Jeriatric  
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02/08/2010 12:25PM
Being one of the lower priced bent-shaft offerings, this was a good choice for this Californian who does not get to make many treks per year. While not quite as pretty as its Bending Branches competition, it is quite serviceable and will suit the practical-minded paddler.
overthehill  
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02/12/2010 12:47PM
I like mine in the stern. A good compromise for me. I spend less than a dozen full days a year paddling and it fit my bill. Good bang for the buck.
oldgentleman  
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02/14/2010 06:47AM
It's a very good paddle at a reasonable price. It's quite efficient and very rugged.
removedmember1  
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02/27/2010 02:08PM
I have owned mine for 4 years. With its rockguard, reasonable weight, and ruggedness it's a good value.
snakecharmer  
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03/06/2010 07:36AM
Good quality paddle at an affordable price. Time tested, mother approved...probably the most popular paddle out there.
lbush19d  
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08/08/2010 03:51AM
I actually bought this paddle for my wife and she loves it. We are just getting into the paddling sports and for us the paddle couldnt be better. Just recently she paddled for about 5 hours straight and said she couldnt believe how light the paddle still felt. She also likes the bent paddle because she is short (5'2") and feels like it extends her stroke without much effort. I also tried it out and felt I could get a lot of power out of it, even though it was obviously a little short for me. The grip also fits the hand very nice.


I also bought a Bending Branches Loon paddle for myself and its a fantastic paddle for the money. It is also very light and comfortable in the hand. After the same 5 hours of paddling I also thought the paddle still felt light. I cant imagine what some of the even lighter ones feel like!!
jonwfr  
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03/01/2011 09:40AM
Good paddle. I'm not afraid to rough this paddle up because I always sand it in the fall after I am done in the BWCA and then I put some nice glossy finish on it in a couple layers after it dries. Good little paddle.
Sierra1  
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07/22/2011 05:41PM
I've been satisfied using this paddle in my solo canoe. The weight is really not that bad and it has decent flex when pouring it on. It has a reasonable sized blade but it could be a bit thinner at the edges. All in all I'd give it a B rating...
Goby  
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05/29/2012 01:01PM
I have two of these paddles. They are light weight and have features that I want in a bent shaft paddle. The rock guard tip is nice and helps extend the life of the paddle. I tend to be a little gingerly around mine and try not to flex it or put too much weight against it, but they definitely hold up. I found them for $80 a few years ago and was happy with the price that I paid. They look good and are comfortable in my hands.
Swampturtle  
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01/31/2014 09:22PM
It looks great and feels great in your hands. Quality paddle for a good price. Love the bent shaft. I wasn't totally sold on bent v.s. straight shaft paddles until I bought one and now it is all I use.
Ausable  
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01/20/2016 12:37PM
It is a tough paddle. I'm not a fan of the 14-degree bend of the pre-2016 version, however: I prefer 10-12 degrees. I think that Beending Branches has redesigned its paddles for 2016 and reduced the angle to 11 degrees. The paddle is not especially lightweight.
GoSpursGo  
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04/07/2016 08:25AM
All around excellent product, would absolutely buy again. Its lightweight but sturdy. The laminate that it comes with from the factory makes using the paddle as a cutting board more acceptable than if it was oiled, but the laminate does make the handle harder to hold on to in the rain.