A favorite for wilderness tripping and flat water paddling, the Bending Branches Explorer straight shaft wood canoe paddle is even more durable with a fiberglass blade wrap that will withstand heavy use. The seven laminate blade is made with basswood and roasted basswood for paddlers looking for a superb straight paddle.
This design got a refresh in 2016, with a new look sporting a combination of Red Alder, Basswood, and Roasted Basswood, and a softer shoulder to the blade design.
This is a nice step up from slightly heavier paddles like the BB Arrow, with a more refined shape and the added durability of a full fiberglass wrap around the blade for years of hard use.
Blade Size- 8.1" x 19", fiberglass wrapped
Blade Material- Basswood & Roasted Basswood
Shaft Material- 18 ply laminates basswood