Our Story

The Bending Branches Team

The popularity of paddling for sport and recreation is ever increasing and so are the canoe and kayak paddle options.

Given so many choices, ultimately people want to know--- "Who should I buy from and why?"

Well, we're glad you asked.

It all started back in 1982 when 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, called Rockgard® revolutionized the paddle industry and gave birth to Bending Branches.

Since then, paddles from this small, privately held company located in beautiful Osceola, WI have propelled more than a million paddlers and Bending Branches continues to be one of the most well-respected, producers of quality canoe and kayak paddles.

Our paddles are all made right here in Wisconsin. - USA

Bending Branches paddles are sold by thousands of dealers world-wide. These dealers recognize the quality and customer satisfaction our paddles deliver.

In 2008 we successfully added Aqua-Bound® to the Branches family in order to expand our paddle selection. Check out Aquabound.com to browse an additional line of paddles made with the same quality craftsmanship as our Bending Branches paddles.

Our success is ultimately driven by the commitment of our employees, their passion for what they do and their focus on making each customer's investment in a Bending Branches paddle one they will be glad they made. Our high standing in the paddling industry as well as our loyal and growing customer base are the result of this commitment.

We'd love to earn your loyalty too, so we encourage you to check out the many resources provided on our website designed to help you choose the right style paddle. Go online, do some research and/or talk to other paddlers to find out what they're saying about us. We're confident you'll like what you hear! Then, if you still have any questions regarding our paddles, feel free to contact us directly. We stand by our paddles so you can be confident sitting with them!! Bending Branches paddles....what propels you?

Pictured above- The Branches Team.

The Bending Branches Team