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Bending Branches BB Special Bent Shaft Canoe Paddle

Item #: 70868

Our Price: $89.95


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Perfect for sophisticated paddlers, the BB offers flat water cruising performance for a reasonable price. The blade consists of seven laminates of basswood, maple, and red alder.
  • Classic Palm Grip for all day paddling comfort and control
  • 12 laminate shaft construction, making this paddle lightweight and strong
  • Rockguard blade tip protects from rocks and other underwater obstructions

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Bending Branches BB Special Bent Shaft Canoe Paddle
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable shaft (10)
  • Good control (8)
  • Minimizes fatigue (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Touring (6)
    • Day trip (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced (7), Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    4.0

    Great price

    By Mr. Natural

    from Eureka Mo

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Shaft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips

      Comments about Bending Branches BB Special Bent Shaft Canoe Paddle:

      Looks and feels great

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      • No

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      5.0

      Value

      By Hilo Paddler

      from Hilo, HI

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Shaft
      • Well constructed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Good Beginner's Paddle
        • Touring

        Comments about Bending Branches BB Special Bent Shaft Canoe Paddle:

        Coaching Novice Outrigger canoe paddling, I have purchased several of these as they are a good value and durable. I prefer having paddlers learning with a good wood paddle, rather than those plastic and aluminum shaft ones.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Both price and usability excellent

        By Eagle

        from Freeland, Mi. (on extended stay in Maui)

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Shaft
        • Good Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Bending Branches BB Special Bent Shaft Canoe Paddle:

            Worked great in 6 man outrigger. Good feel with no fatigue.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Bent shaft with extra rock/wear guard

            By fla canoe

            from orlando

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Shaft
            • Good Control
            • Minimizes Fatigue
            • Rock Gaurd Gose Up Sides

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Day Trips
              • Touring

              Comments about Bending Branches BB Special Bent Shaft Canoe Paddle:

              Bought these to replace bent shaft with wear to the edge of the paddle. Am hoping that the rock guards further up the sides will allow the paddles to last longer. When you wear the finish of a wood paddle water will destroy it. If you have a aluminium and plastic paddle these are a real upgrade. Light weight and bent shaft mean you go father with less effort. Wide short blade works well in shallow water wear you can not get a beaver tail all the way in the water. NOT for those that use a "J" stroke. Get the straight shaft version for that.

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              5.0

              Well worth the price

              By BigDozer66

              from Lufkin, Texas USA

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful
              • Comfortable Shaft
              • Craftsmanship
              • Good Control
              • Minimizes Fatigue

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Day Trips
                • River Running
                • Touring

                Comments about Bending Branches BB Special Bent Shaft Canoe Paddle:

                These BB paddles will have you wondering why you ever used anything else!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Beautifully Bent

                By Ric

                from reisterstown, md

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Shaft
                • Good Control
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Touring

                  Comments about Bending Branches BB Special Bent Shaft Canoe Paddle:

                  I bought this for my father but decided to keep it and perhaps buy him one at a later date. It is nice, light and seems pretty durable. The grip fits well. It is a nice looking paddle with a good finish. I love paddling with a bent shaft, you really get a lot of drive from your paddle stroke. I would recommend this one for it good looks and fair price.

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                  4.0

                  i would buy this product again

                  By TBAG

                  from minnesota

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Flat water padeling

                      Comments about Bending Branches BB Special Bent Shaft Canoe Paddle:

                      I gave it 4 only because the top coat is choppy and blochy.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Perfect Paddle

                      By uporoff

                      from Columbia, MO

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Shaft
                      • Good Control
                      • Minimizes Fatigue

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Advanced Paddling Techniques
                        • Day Trips
                        • Touring

                        Comments about Bending Branches BB Special Bent Shaft Canoe Paddle:

                        Very light - my 11 year old loved it. Used it on a 8 mile trip down the Missouri river. High quality of finishing. Greatly improves paddling efficiency. And it's beautiful to look at! Best price I could find was from Campmor.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Really Nice Paddle

                        By Marty Moose

                        from Elk River, MN

                        About Me Advanced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Shaft
                        • Good Control
                        • Lightweight
                        • Minimizes Fatigue

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • BWCA Trips
                          • Flat water paddling

                          Comments about Bending Branches BB Special Bent Shaft Canoe Paddle:

                          Probably the best value in bent-shaft paddles out there. I bought this for a BWCA trip and it worked great. It feels great in your hands and is very durable. I like the resin tip feature. I also bought a Bending Branches Arrow paddle for my teenage son for the front. If I had to do it over again, I probably would have bought two of the bent ones.

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Worth every penny!

                          By Bear

                          from Little Rock

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Shaft
                          • Good Control

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Day Trips
                            • Touring

                            Comments about Bending Branches BB Special Bent Shaft Canoe Paddle:

                            Light weight, very well constructed. The urethane tip guard wraps up the side of the blade farther than other paddle makers .

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                            • Q:

                              Would this be a good match for a 7 man outrigger canoe that I paddle with in Maui?
                              Asked on 2/2/2013 by Eagle

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                Russell a store manager in the Campmor store racer war canoes and he says this is a good paddle. A better paddle for touring and racing would be the ZRE Black Recreational Carbon Fiber Canoe Paddle w/ Plastic Grip
                                http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___70415

                                Answered on 2/5/2013 by Anonymous
                            • Q:

                              What length paddle(s) would be appropriate for a 5'7'' male and a 5'9'' female who would be paddling together?
                              Asked on 12/3/2012 by Dave from Monterey, CA.

                              2 answers

                              • A:

                                Go to the Bending Branchs website for a sizing chart. Measure your torso and follow their chart.

                                Answered on 5/2/2013 by Bill Snuffbucket from Des Moines, IA
                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                Please refer to link below for sizing info.

                                http://www.bendingbranches.com/find-your-size

                                Answered on 12/6/2012 by Betty
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                            SPECIFICATIONS:
                            Weight: 22 oz.
                            Blade Dimensions: 8" wide x 20" long
                            Grip type: Palm grip
                            Shaft construction: 12 laminate
                            Wood type: Basswood, Maple, and Red Alder

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