The Catalyst is Bending Branches' new sustainable canoe paddle. Handcrafted from a combination of basswood, roasted basswood, red alder, and maple remnants from our first-quality paddles, they're giving new life to what might have gone to waste. Not only is this paddle sparking change in their company as they make sustainable practices a priority, but they also 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 flat water, 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
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
MATERIAL: Solid Basswood
LENGTH: 52", 54", 56", 58", 60"
Freestyle Palm Grip
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
- Reuses excess material
- Unique blade layouts
- Help support a worthy cause: $5 from every paddle purchased will be donated to American Rivers
At Rutabaga Paddlesports we have been selling kayaks and canoes online for over a decade. We are also a top SUP dealer. Rutabaga Paddlesports supplies paddlers with clothing and accessories that fit their budget, style, and meet their demands. We strive to offer a broad range of American made and sustainable paddle gear to our customers.