In 2018, i was embarking in the most amazing and challenging expedition of my life. Crossing America by canoe from the Pacific ocean to the Atlantic ocean during 191 days and 7500 km / 4700 miles was the adventure of a lifetime and clearly a life changer! I used a Bending Branches Java Straight Shaft paddle and i loved it. The paddle is light, durable and perfect for long canoe expedition. It is also a beautiful paddle. In 2022, i'm planning to cross Russia by canoe and i'll for sure use a Bending Branches Straight Shaft paddle!