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Bending Branches Navigator Wood Kayak Paddle

Made in America
The Bending Branches Navigator wood kayak paddle dares to combine high-tech materials with the natural beauty of red alder and roasted basswood. The Navigator’s shaft is made of aviation-grade T-700 carbon, and its blades are hand-crafted of beautiful hardwoods. For added durability, the blades are wrapped in fiberglass and protected with a Rockgard edge around the blade.

As amazing to look at as it is to use, the Navigator weighs just 28 oz. You might just agree that this is a lasting marriage of old-school wood with state-of-the-art paddle technology.

The Navigator comes with either a snug-fitting traditional 3 hole snap-button ferrule (adjustable for feathering angles 0° and 60°, L or R) or a more versatile telescoping ferrule with infinite feathering angles. If you have multiple boats, the telescoping ferrule makes changing paddle length a breeze.

The Navigator with a snap-button ferrule comes is lengths from 210cm to 240cm, in 10 cm increments.

With the Plus ferrule, the Navigator is available in adjustable lengths of 215-230cm and 225-240cm.


  • Blade Shape: 6.2" x 20" (96 sq. in.)
  • Shaft Type: Satin T-700 Carbon
  • Lengths Available: 210, 220, 230, 240 cm
  • Weight: 28 oz.
  • Drip Rings: Heavy duty
  • Ferrule Angles: 0° and 60° left or right
  • Shaft Size: Regular
  • MADE IN USA!
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  • Choosing the Right KAYAK Paddle Depends Upon:

  • * The kayak you are using (length, width and weight)
  • * Your height and level of fitness
  • * Paddling conditions (typical size of lake or river, wind, current, etc.)
  • * The length of outing
  • * Other personal preferences
  • Style, Blade Shape and Surface Area

  • * High-angle paddlers keep the shaft more vertical during their stroke and typically use a shorter, wider blade and a shorter kayak paddle. This allows a more powerful, athletic stroke.
  • * A low-angle stroke keeps the kayak paddle relatively horizontal as you paddle. Paddlers that use this less fatiguing stroke often use a longer, thinner blade.
  • * Smaller paddlers and those that are not in speed choose blades with less surface area; those that want more power and desire a bigger "bite" on the water go for larger blades.
  • * All of Bending Branches blades use a dihedral shape, a shallow v-shaped cross section, which makes them pull smoothly through the water without flutter.
  • Blade Materials

  • Injection-molded blades provide the perfect blend of weight and durability; ideal for those that find themselves often pushing off rocks and gravel bars. Nylon or polypropylene blades, reinforced with glass are perfect for all conditions.
  • Traditionalists like the buoyancy and superior stiffness of wood blades, even though they are slightly heavier than plastic.
  • Shaft Material

  • Aluminum shafts are inexpensive strong and light, ideally suited to beginners. Upgrading to a fiberglass shaft will deliver an optimal feel of warmth on the hands and lightweight to improve your endurance. Bending Branches stiff efficient and responsive carbon shafts dramatically reduce weight, allowing for longer paddling with less fatigue.
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