From the start, thinking of better ways to propel paddlers.
In 1982, whitewater and touring canoeist Dale Kicker and flat-water racer Ron Hultman teamed up to create the first composite-tipped canoe paddle. This unique innovation revolutionized the paddle industry and gave birth to Bending Branches.
Since then, paddles from this small, privately held company in Wisconsin have propelled more than a million paddlers to places and experiences that are something to write home about.
And this spirit of pushing forward continues to drive Bending Branches today. We're committed to bringing new features to the water that enhance your paddling experience.
Bending Branches Innovation
Bending Branches revolutionized the paddle industry by introducing composite tip canoe paddles. We have been designing and building the finest paddles ever since, and are always looking for new ways to make paddles better. Our unique designs, creative engineering, and proprietary processes create the ultimate performance paddles featuring strength, stiffness and light weight. We're committed to bringing new features to the water that enhance the paddling experience.
More about Rockgard®.
The tip of every Bending Branches wood paddle is protected with Rockgard. This proprietary technology - derived from the same material as inline skate wheels - maintains the integrity of the paddle, seals against moisture and protects the most vulnerable areas - the tips and edges. Paddles protected with Rockgard last six times as long as those without protection. Bending Branches' Rockgard Tip, The secret to a long, healthy life.
For Kayak Paddlers – the PLUS Ferrule
Adjust. Twist. Go! Available in the bb Slice Glass Plus, bb Slice Hybrid Plus, bb Glide Glass Plus and bb Glide Hybrid Plus kayak paddles, the exclusive bb PLUS ferrule allows you to adjust your paddle to any feather angle - to fit your style, your boat, and the current conditions. Also ideal for fitting different-sized paddlers who share a boat, and for people paddling different boats. Available in 215–230 cm and in 225–240 cm.