The Bending Branches Sunburst Performance Canoe Paddle - Bent Shaft features a contour designed grip that fits hands comfortably and an 11 laminate blade that delivers smooth power to every stroke. Combining years of craftsmanship with state of the art composite technology, the all-new Bending Branches Sunburst Performance Canoe Paddle is a dream to paddle. From tip to grip this paddle is designed with the canoe elitist in mind. Discontinued item.
|Shaft Type:||T-700 Carbon|
|Blade Size:||7.9" x 19"|
|Grip Type:||Contour Palm Grip|
|Wood Type:||Basswood,Roasted Basswood, and Red Alder|
|Weight:||17 oz / 481.94 g|
My new Sunburst Straight XL 58" is a true quality piece of equipment. If there is a better paddle out there I don't know which one it would be. Just how can You beat 15 oz (plus or minus a very little) for a 58" paddle. It feels good in the hands, knifes through the water like a razor and is finished like a piece of finest furniture. I'll have this for a long time. You just can't go wrong with this.
Got this paddle in the XL Straight Shaft version, and give it 5 stars. As the other reviewer said, the handle is perfect, the palm swell is a bit larger than than my other BB paddles, fits well in the hand. The weight is great, going to a BB Arrow Paddle seems like you're carrying a 5lb weight after this. I like the look of the paddle also, personally. It gives a lot of power, but is deceptive due to a slight shaft flex so you don't feel as if you're working as hard. The outer pattern of the shaft gives a good grip also.