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The Bending Branches Explorer Plus canoe paddle is a longtime favorite for both wilderness tripping and flatwater paddling.
Bending Branches Explorer Plus - A favorite for wilderness tripping and flat water paddling, the Bending Branches Explorer wood canoe paddle is even more durable with a fiberglass blade wrap that will withstand heavy use. The nine laminate blade is made with butternut, basswood, and red alder for paddlers looking for a superb straight paddle. Product Details Blade Size: 8" x 20" Grip Type: Freestyle Palm Grip Shaft Type: 21 Laminate Wood Type: Basswood, Butternut & Red Alder Weight: 23 oz : weight based on average weight of 54" paddle: due to the natural variations in wood, weight could vary by +/- 10% Rockgard Color: Caramel
- Massey's Outfitters
Beauty meets performance with the Bending Branches Espresso Plus, a black willow wood canoe paddle reinforced with a glassed blade and wrap around Rockgard for strength and durability.. . . . 100% black willow blade is wrapped with lightweight fiberglass for long lasting durability. Wrap around Rockgard protects blade edges. Ovalized shaft provides a more natural feel and greater comfort. Freestyle palm grip fits comfortably in your hand. Weighs 18 oz. (due to natural variations in the wood, weight may vary by +/- 10%). Paddle sizing:~ 52 in. for 26-27 in. torso length~ 54 in. 28-29 in. torso length~ 56 in. for 30-31 in. torso length~ 58 in. for 32-33 in. torso length~ 60 in. for 34-35 in. torso length
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