Bending Branches Impression Wood 2-Piece Kayak Paddle
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Product title: Bending Branches Impression Wood 2-Piece Kayak PaddleSKU: EPA_BRIMD-220cm
The Bending Branches Impression 2-Piece Kayak Paddle is the ideal companion for recreational day trips. The natural flex and softness of wood make it easy on the body and hands. It enters the water quietly with smoothly profiled front and back faces and comes with a snug-fitting adjustable ferrule.
- All-wood paddle w/ excellent flex for smooth all-day paddling
- Wider blades are suitable for all types of paddling & ideal for wider boats
- Ovalized shaft increases hand comfort
- Two-piece take-apart design for easy adjustment, transport & storage
- Composite snap-button three-position ferrule lets you adjust feathering for personal preference
- Heavy-duty drip rings help keep water from pooling in your lap
- Rockgard tip protection extends the life of your blades
- Hand-crafted in Osceola, WI USA
- One-year manufacturer warranty against manufacturing defects
Bending Branches Impression Wood 2-Piece Kayak Paddle Technical Specifications
|Blade Material||Basswood & Red Alder|
|Blade Size||6.8” x 19"|
|Blade Surface Area||104 in2|
|Blade Offset||0º & 60º left or right-hand control|
|Shaft Material||Solid Basswood|
|Ferrule||Composite with 3-position snap-button|
|Average Weight||40 oz.|
Due to the varied density of wood, weight can vary by +/- 10%
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.
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.