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Catalyst ST Description

The Catalyst is a sustainable canoe paddle. Handcrafted from a combination of basswood, roasted basswood, red alder, and maple remnants from other Bending Branches first-quality paddles,  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 freestyle 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 Straight is available in lengths of 52 inches to 60 inches (in 2-inch increments). 

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Catalyst ST Specifications

  • Weight (min, max): 22.00, 22.00 oz
  • Length (min, max): 52.00, 60.00"
  • Blade Dimensions (L × W): 19.00 × 8.10"
  • Blade Surface Area: 118 in²

Additional Attributes

  • 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
  • Freestyle Palm Grip
  • Classic teardrop blade shape
  • Full Rockgard® protection

Recommended Usage

  • Sport/Activity: Canoeing

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