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Bending Branches

Catalyst Straight

Catalyst Straight
Catalyst Straight
A new and sustainable canoe paddle for 2020
Bending Branches-Catalyst Straight
Availability:Ships from manufacturer

FLAT-RATE GROUND SHIPPING ONLY (please allow 5-7 business days for shipping & handling)




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

SHAFT: Straight
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

More Info

- Reuses excess material 
- Unique blade layouts
- Help support a worthy cause: $5 from every paddle purchased will be donated to American Rivers  
- Strength-testing verified
- Hand-crafted in Osceola, Wisconsin 
- Freestyle palm grip
- Classic teardrop blade shape
- Full Rockgard® protection