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Bending Branches Espresso Canoe Paddle - Bent Shaft - Product Reviews
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Reviewer:
Resqr9142
Rating:
5
Date:
7/2/2014
Review:
I bought two of these paddles in bent shaft. They arrived quickly, packaged securely in good protective wrap in a stapled box. Shipping of course was free, can't beat that price! They also had the best price to be found. The paddles themselves are beautiful. Finish is smooth and warm. The palm grip fits perfectly and is very comfortable with no rough spots or pressure points. The bent shaft still allows for the necessary strokes in flat and mild river waters. Best of all, we have improved our efficiency with these versus straight shaft paddles. The black willow is light and strong and I have had no issues with durability so far. Great paddle/1
Reviewer:
GravityMan
Rating:
5
Date:
6/14/2013
Review:
I paddle a single person Old Town Pack canoe and absolutely love this paddle. It really lets you get the J-stroke going well. To appreciate this paddle you need to use it. There is no way to fully describe the joy.
Reviewer:
Rod Burk
Rating:
5
Date:
8/5/2010
Review:
I'm very satisfied with this paddle. Everything advertised by BB about the Espresso I find to be true: light,strong, smooth in the strokes, handsome.
Reviewer:
Deb Masser
Rating:
5
Date:
10/31/2009
Review:
While we purchased the Bending Branches Espresso Canoe Paddles as a Christmas gift for our daughter & son-in-law, we feel the quality looks great and will make a rewarding gift they will use for many years!
Reviewer:
Al Donaldson
Rating:
4
Date:
7/8/2009
Review:
The Espresso straight shaft paddle is one of the best all-around paddles that I've found. The Black Willow is quite strong, while being almost as light as Cedar; the wrap-around blade guard is effective and the fiberglass sheathing of the blade really reduces maintenance over time. Fortunately, Bending Branches put the symmetrical grip on this paddle (unlike many of their straight shaft paddles, where they include the "oh so popular" asymmetrical grip), making the paddle much better for underwater recoveries and for linking strokes. For a really comfortable tripping paddle, one that will handle the stresses of hard turning and one that will do most of what is required in a flatwater freestyle stick, this is a great instrument (and at a good price.) I've used my first one for about 1000 miles of river paddling, mild whitewater, Iowa's twisty and obstructed flatwater creeks and more than a bit of lake paddling. I'll buy some more of these for friends i the near future (Friends don't let friends paddle with junk...) If this paddle had a glass wrap up the bottom 8 inches or so of the shaft, it would be even better, but for a commercially-produced stick, it is great!
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