The Bending Branches Traveler Canoe Paddle is a blend of beauty and economy. Strong and lightweight, the Bending Branches Traveler Canoe Paddle is perfect for recreational flatwater outings. The blade has five laminates of basswood and red alder.
|Shaft Type:||Solid Basswood|
|Blade Size:||6.75" x 20"|
|Grip Type:||Freestyle Palm Grip|
|Wood Type:||Basswood and Red Alder|
|Weight:||22 oz / 623.69 g|
|51 in||P TRAV 97 51|
|54 in||P TRAV 97 54|
|57 in||P TRAV 97 57|
|60 in||P TRAV 97 60|
I like this paddle when Im canoeing in places where I have to change direction a lot and dont need lots of power because the symmetric grip allows you to flip it easily. I have an Arrow also, which is my favorite on open water because it has a wider blade and a palm grip which is more comfortable for repetitious paddling. When tandem paddling with my wife, she uses the Traveler and I, the Arrow, because the Arrows a little too wide for her.
Have only been able to use the paddles a couple times but they are fairly light feeling in my hand...good mixture of flex and stiffness...and move the Bell Northwind in water quite well. After being out of paddling so long there is a lot I have forgotten so these were the perfect ticket for me to get my stroke back. Later I may go with a bent shaft but will keep these as backups...very well built, great design, palm swell fits nicely and visually appealing. Only giving average rating because do not have enough time on water for fully reliable evaluation..but so far there are no negatives to these paddles. Same for other BB paddle I bought as a companion.
The paddles were received on the date promised and in good condition