Explorer Plus

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Explorer Plus Description

The Explorer Plus canoe paddle is made for durability. This paddle has a large, beefy blade (126 sq. in.) made of seven laminates of basswood and roasted basswood and is edged with Bending Branches’ Rockgard® protection plus a 4 oz. wrap of fiberglass for power and protection. The Explorer Plus has a versatile free-style grip and a strong, basswood shaft. This paddle is all business, yet very pleasing to the eye.

Explorer Plus Specs and Features

  • Material Description: Wood: Basswood, Roasted Basswood, Laminate Basswood

Additional Attributes

  • Freestyle Palm Grip

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Explorer Plus Reviews

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Stopped into Rutabaga…

Submitted by: Papa_Smores on 7/22/2020
Stopped into Rutabaga Paddlesports in Monona, WI. I spoke with Kate and explained that it has been 35 years since I paddled. she showed me several style of paddles in a range of prices. When I picked up the Explorer, there was only one more question "Where's the check out!" "Hold on their cowboy" Kate said "Let's get you fitted first!" From the minute I hit the water I knew that this was the right paddle. the grip and feel, wet or dry is perfect. My last paddle was about eight miles, four down and what felt like ten back. Not a single blister or hot spot. I have even hit a few rocks, harder than what I cared to. The first thing I thought was "oh boy, oh boy, oh boy" NOT EVEN A SCRATCH!!! I also like splashing Jura, my faithful companion, so you could say they are "Jura Approved" Bottom line is, you get what you pay for and sometimes you get SO much more!!!