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Bending Branches Expedition Plus Canoe Paddle

Bending Branches Expedition Plus Canoe Paddle

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Product Description and Specs

Expeditionary paddlers who need endurance, power, and control in their canoe paddle will love the Bending Branches Expedition Plus' power T-grip and its Rockgard® edge protection that extends all the way from the blade tip to 6 inches up the shaft. This paddle's 4 oz. fiberglass blade wrap further protects the red alder, basswood, and roasted basswood blade for maximum durability. Made of closed grain, light weight, durable hardwoods, the Expedition Plus is both attractive and versatile for paddlers who take their time on the water more seriously.

• Fiberglass blade wrap further protects the blade
• Rockgard extends from tip to 6" up the shaft for added protection
• Ultimate T-Grip gives superb control and endurance
• Available lengths: 52, 54, 56, 58, 60 inches
• Color patterns may vary due to natural variations in the wood
Item #: 1289
Shaft Type: 18 Laminate
Blade Size: 8.2 in. x 19 in.
Grip Type: Ultimate T-Grip
Wood Type: Basswood and Red Alder
Weight: 28 oz / 793.79 g
Made in: USA 
Size/Color Part Number
52 in P EXPE PLUS 52
54 in P EXPE PLUS 54
56 in P EXPE PLUS 56
58 in P EXPE PLUS 58
60 in P EXPE PLUS 60
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By: Brian S.  Date: Nov 02, 2014 
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The paddle is incredibly light. The "T" grip is excellent for those situations when you really need to hold on, or really need the fine control. The paddle is solid as a rock. I am not worried about the end splitting even if it takes a few dings.

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By: C Hensch  Date: Aug 20, 2011 
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I am purchasing my second Expedition Plus. I broke the first one trying to push myself over a gravel bar instead of just getting out and walking my canoe down. I was very pleased with how well it held up on the rocks. Just about everybody in our group that runs the lower canyons of the Rio Grande uses a plastic paddle because of the rocks and low water, but this paddle made 6 trips before I broke it. The rock gaurd extends 6 inches or so up the shaft so it doesn't come off. I ruined my first bending branches paddle a sun shadow by pulling off the rock gaurd after 3 years, about 240 miles. If you want a wooden paddle and you're in rocky low water situations then this is the correct paddle to buy. Just don't put all your weight on the shaft and expect it not to crack a little. I still managed to use the paddle for two more days after it started cracking due to the fiberglass overlay. I'm very happy with the paddle and would recommend it to anyone that wants something to use hard and then still be able to hang it on the living room wall.

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