The Catalyst is the sustainable canoe paddle, made by hand-laying first quality wood scraps, dedicated to the reuse of excess materials. Handcrafted from a combination of basswood, roasted basswood, red alder, and maple remnants from Bending Branches' first-quality paddles, they're giving new life to what might have gone to waste. $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 classic 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 flatwater, it's all smooth paddling from here with the Catalyst.
Hand-crafted in Osceola, Wisconsin. The Catalyst 11 is available in lengths of 48 inches to 56 inches (in 2-inch increments).
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: 11° Bent
MATERIAL: Solid Basswood
LENGTH: 48", 50", 52", 54", 56"
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 50 inch measurements for bent shafts.
- 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
- Classic palm grip
- Classic teardrop blade shape
- Full Rockgard® protection