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Catalyst 11 Description

The Catalyst is a sustainable canoe paddle. Handcrafted from a combination of basswood, roasted basswood, red alder, and maple remnants from Bending Branches first-quality paddles, and giving new life to what might have gone to waste. In addition, $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 22 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 Bending Branches strength testing standards with full Rockgard® coverage and a 2 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).

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Catalyst 11 Specifications

  • Weight (min, max): 22.00, 22.00 oz
  • Length (min, max): 48.00, 56.00"
  • Blade Dimensions (L × W): 19.00 × 8.10"
  • Blade Surface Area: 118 in²
  • Shaft Material: Wood
  • Material Description:

    The blade is a combination of red alder, maple, roasted basswood, basswood and the shaft is solid basswood.

Additional Attributes

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

Recommended Usage

  • Activity Type: Recreation, Touring
  • Sport/Activity: Canoeing

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