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Bending Branches Navigator Wood Kayak Paddle



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Bending Branches Navigator Wood 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
  • Rockguard tip protection
  • 2-piece take-apart design w/ snap-button ferrule
  • 3-position ferrule(0-degree, 60-degree right or left)
  • Heavy duty drip rings
  • 28 oz average weight
  • Handcrafted in Osceola, Wisconsin USA
  • 1-year manufacturer warranty against defects
  • Description

    Bending Branches Navigator Kayak Paddle - With the Navigator kayak paddle from 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 Rockguard protection starts at the tip and wraps around the leading edge. Rach blade is also reinforced with fiberglass, providing durability not seen in most lightweight paddles. The 3-position ferrule can be adjusted to suit your preferences, and allows the Navigator to break down for transport and storage. Combine beauty with unsurpassed fit, finish and durability with the Bending Branches Navigator wood kayak paddle.

    Rockguard 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 Wood 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 WidthUnder 23"24" to 28"29"-33"
    Paddler HeightRecommended Paddle Length
    Under 5'5"210-220 cm220-230 cm230-240 cm
    5'5" - 5'11"220 cm230 cm230-240 cm
    6'+220-230 cm230-240 cm240 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.

    Due to the natural variations in wood, weight could vary by +/- 10%


    Warranty & Returns & Prop 65 Info

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    Note: We do not accept returns on used products. All returns must be in original packaging with original hang tags. Otherwise a restocking fee may apply.


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