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Branches Navigator Kayak Paddle

  • Satin T-700 carbon shaft
  • Red Alder & Roasted Basswood blades
  • 6.2 in x 20.1 in (96 sq in)
  • 2oz. fiberglass blade wrap
  • Rockgard tip protection
  • 2-piece take-apart design
  • PLUS adjustable telescoping ferrule

    • 15 cm length adjustment
    • Infinite offset adjustment, RHC or LHC

  • Heavy duty drip rings
  • 28 oz average weight
  • Handcrafted in Osceola, Wisconsin USA
  • 1-year manufacturer warranty against defects
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    Bending Branches Navigator Plus Kayak Paddle - With the Navigator Plus telescoping wood kayak Paddle by Bending Branches, beauty is in the hands of the beholder. Rich-looking red alder and roasted basswood blades flex more than composite paddles, reducing shoulder and arm fatigue. The lightweight carbon shaft gives you great responsiveness and durability. Proprietary Rockgard protection starts at the tip and wraps around the leading edge. Each blade is also reinforced with fiberglass, providing durability not seen in most lightweight paddles. The Plus telescoping ferrule allows you to adjust your paddle to any degree of feather angle, lengthen or shorten your paddle a span of 15 centimeters, and eliminates wobble. It allows the Navigator Plus to break down for transport and storage. Combine beauty with unsurpassed fit, finish and durability with the Bending Branches Navigator Plus wood kayak paddle.

    Rockgard Tip Protection - The tip of every Bending Branches paddle is protected with exclusive Rockgard technology. This proprietary technology - derived from the same material as inline skate wheels - maintains the integrity of the paddle, seals against moisture and protects the most vulnerable areas - the tips and edges. This unmatched shock absorption helps these wood paddles last up to six times longer than those without protection. When you hold Rockguard technology in your hands, you can feel confident that your paddle will give you what you need, when you need it....and come back for more.

    Sizing for Bending Branches Navigator Touring Sea Kayak Paddle: When determining paddle length, the kayak width is the limiting factor for recreational kayaking. The sizing chart below should ensure you aren't hitting your knuckles on the hull as you paddle. For sleeker touring/sea kayaks ones paddling style and physical size plays more heavily.

    Kayak Width Under 23" 24" to 28" 29"-33"
    Paddler Height Recommended Paddle Length
    Under 5'5" 210-220 cm 220-230 cm 230-240 cm
    5'5" - 5'11" 220 cm 230 cm 230-240 cm
    6'+ 220-230 cm 230-240 cm 240 cm

    In a sit-on-top kayak, if the seat is raised 6 inches or higher above the base, add 10cm in length.

    An easy way to measure in the field is to hold a paddle horizontally in your hands with your elbows slightly inside a 90 degree angle (most paddles are ovalized in the area they should be gripped). Your hands should be about two-thirds of the way between the center of the shaft and the shoulder of the blade. Again, always take stroke angle and boat width into consideration.

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    Honestly, I bought the Navigator kayak paddle all on how it looked. I was happy to find that performance of this kayak paddle outshined its appearance.

    Frank Henry

    Rochester, NY

    10/5/2010

    hola, la primera impresion en alucinante, la paddle es preciosa, ligera y con un sistema de cierre increible. El primer dia que se usa, da pena meterla en el agua, pero nada mas dar la primera palada, entiendes para lo que esta hecha, para remar, la he probado con el mar en calma y con olas y es alucinante como entra y agarra el agua y al salir es increiblemente tranquila. Todos los compañeros que la han provado, estan deseando vender sus palas de fibra de carbono para comprarse esta. No me arrepiento ni de un solo euro que he gastado. Gracias Bending Branches. now in English + - Hello, awesome first impression on this paddle. It is beautiful, light and has a great ferrule system. The first day I used it, it's so pretty that I felt bad putting it in the water, but nothing else gives a better first stroke. I've tested the paddle in calm seas and waves and it performs amazingly well as it enters and grabs the water for each stroke and is incredibly quiet. All of my friends that have tried it are willing to sell their carbon fiber paddles to buy the Navigator. I do not regret a single dime I ever spent on it. Thanks Bending Branches.

    Carlos Cerviño Lorenzo

    Vigo - Pontevedra - Galicia - España

    3/14/2014

    Navigator Plus Wood Carbon Hybrid Paddle by Bending Branches for Kayaking

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