The Catalyst is Bending Branches new sustainable canoe paddle. Handcrafted from a combination of basswood, roasted basswood, red alder, and maple remnants from their first-quality paddles, it give a new life to what might have gone to waste. 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.
A freestyle grip or palm grip, is very comfortable on your hands, and good for long days of flatwater paddling.
Bending Branches' Rockgard protection is a proprietary technology - derived from the same material as inline skate wheels - that maintains the integrity of the paddle, seals against moisture and protects the most vulnerable areas - the tips and edges. It is this unmatched shock-absorption that Rockgard provides which helps Bending Branches wood paddles last six times longer than those without protection.
Hand-crafted in Osceola, Wisconsin.
||Ovalized for Comfort • Straight • Solid Bass Wood
||Freestyle Palm Grip • Can be used in either direction. It’s very comfortable on your hands, and good for long days of flatwater paddling.
||8.1 x 19 in.
(21 x 48 cm.)
||118 sq. in.
(761 sq. cm.)
||Red Alder • Maple • Basswood • Roasted Basswood
||Full Rockgard® • 4 oz. Fiberglass wrap
||24 oz. (680.00g)*
*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.