Perfect for sophisticated paddlers, the BB Special bent shaft wood canoe paddle offers flat water cruising performance for a reasonable price.
An 18-laminate oval shaft is matched with a 19" x 8" blade made from seven laminates of basswood, maple, and red alder. The throat is angled at 11°, giving you more power in the water and a quicker recovery time.
If this is your first bent shaft paddle, note that you buy them shorter than straight shaft paddles, usually by 4 to 6 inches shorter. For more info on how to size yourself on paddles, take a look at this page from Bending Branches.