Catalyst Blade
Catalyst 11
Catalyst Grip Profile
Catalyst Grip
2 canoe paddles laying on the ground next to canoe
Catalyst 11
Catalyst Blade
Catalyst 11
Catalyst Grip Profile
Catalyst Grip
2 canoe paddles laying on the ground next to canoe
Catalyst 11

Catalyst 11

Regular price $149.95 US MSRP (taxes not included) Save $-149.95
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Only -2 items in stock!

By leveraging first quality wood scraps, the Catalyst is sustainably minded and high-performing.

  • Handcrafted from a combination of basswood, roasted basswood, red alder, and maple remnants from our first quality paddles
  • $5 from every paddle sold will be donated to American Rivers non-profit
  • The construction of the wood remnants means each blade layout is slightly unique
  • At 24 oz., the Catalyst is day trip ready and ideal for flatwater. 
  • Designed for comfort with an ovalized shaft and a classic palm grip, this lightweight paddle will stand up to hours of paddling. 
  • The Catalyst exceeds our strength testing standards with full Rockgard® coverage and a 4 oz. fiberglass wrap. 

Shaft Material: Solid Basswood
Blade Material: A combination of Basswood, Red Alder, Maple, and Roasted Basswood
Blade Size: 8.1 x 19 in. (21 x 48 cm.)
Blade Surface Area: 118 sq. in. (761 sq. cm.) 

Grip Type: Classic Palm Grip 
Weight: 24 oz. (680 g)

Here at Bending Branches, we build all of our paddles to order (much like a fast food restaurant), so paddles do not collect dust or become dated. As soon as you place your order, a real person in our Osceola, Wisconsin factory will start preparing your paddle. Our paddles are typically built within a week and ship shortly thereafter. Our shipping windows are slightly longer than most of our loyal paddlers are used to, but we’re doing everything we can to ensure paddles ship timely and perform perfectly. Thank you for your patience and thank you for supporting American manufacturing.  

Due to the varied density of wood, all canoe paddles could have a +/– 10% variance in weight.

Paddle weight is based on 54 inch measurements for straight shafts and 50 inch measurements for bent shafts.

Bending Branches paddles are guaranteed against manufacturing defects for one year from date of purchase.
If your paddle was purchased at bendingbranches.com, please contact us at [email protected] . We won’t make you fill out any time consuming forms or jump through too many hoops. We simply want to chat with you to figure out the best solution going forward. To help speed up your request, please include a copy of your receipt and your reason for return within 30 days of purchase. Returns must be in unused condition and returned in their original packaging.