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Disclaimer: Once you add this item to the cart, checkout and complete the order, our team of paddlers will quickly start working on your order. Here at Bending Branches, we build all of our paddles to order. As soon as we receive your order, a real person in our Wisconsin factory starts crafting your paddle. Most paddles take 1-2 business days to build and will ship shortly after. You'll receive tracking information as soon as the paddle ships.
Price
$139.95
Buy From:
Local Retailer Bending Branches

MEET THE CATALYST:

The Catalyst is our new sustainable canoe paddle. Handcrafted from a combination of basswood, roasted basswood, red alder, and maple remnants from our first-quality paddles, we're giving new life to what might have gone to waste. Not only is this paddle sparking change in our company as we make sustainable practices a priority, we hope the Catalyst sparks change in your own community. $5 from every paddle purchased 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. Designed for comfort with an ovalized shaft and a freestyle 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. Ideal for flatwater, it's all smooth paddling from here with the Catalyst. 

    Hand-crafted in Osceola, Wisconsin. The Catalyst Straight is available in lengths of 52 inches to 60 inches (in 2-inch increments). Canoe Paddle Sizing Guide 

    FEATURES:

    • Reuses excess material 
    • Unique blade layouts
    • Help support a worthy cause: $5 from every paddle purchased will be donated to American Rivers 
    • Strength-testing verified
    • Hand-crafted in Osceola, Wisconsin 
    • Freestyle palm grip
    • Classic teardrop blade shape
    • Full Rockgard® protection

    American Rivers

    Blade

    Size
    8.1" x 19" in.
    (21 x 48 cm.)
    Surface area
    118 sq. in.
    (761 sq. cm.)
    Blade
    Red Alder
    Maple
    Roasted Basswood
    Basswood
    Protection
    Full Rockgard®
    4 oz. Fiberglass

    Shaft

    Shaft
    Straight
    Material
    Solid Basswood
    Length
    52"
    54"
    56"
    58"
    60"

    Grip

    Freestyle Palm Grip

    More Specs

    Weight
    24 oz. (680.00g)
    Weight Variation

    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.