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Racing Canoe Paddles

Canoeing.com Definition: The blades of these paddles are similar in dimension to the River/Whitewater paddles but with a significant difference. The shaft of the paddle, where it meets the blade, is bent typically between 12˚-14˚. Because the blade is at an angle, it will remain vertical to the canoe throughout the stroke. Paddling efficiency can be gained with shorter strokes and increased stroke-rates. Bent shaft paddles are ideal for racing and recreational use. The blades are at least 8” wide, typically no longer than 21” and are lightweight and durable. Blade styles include Sugar-island, and whitewater with variations like a squared-off end.

COMPOSITE:
Product Blade
Dimensions
Avg.
Weight
Lengths Mfr. Price*
Sawyer TSR Bent Shaft 7.5" x 18" 15 oz 44", 46", 48", 50", 52", 54", 56" $239.99
Grey Owl Raven 12˚ 9" x 19" 13 oz 46", 48", 50", 52", 54" N/A
Mitchell Leader Bent Shaft
Single Bend
9" x 19" 19 oz 48", 50", 52", 54" N/A
Mitchell Leader Bent Shaft Double Bend 9" x 19" 19 oz 48", 50", 52", 54" N/A


WOOD:
Product Blade
Dimensions
Avg.
Weight
Lengths Mfr.
Price*
Bending Branches Sunburst 14 7.9" x 17" 15 oz 48", 50", 52", 54" $224.95
Mitchell Pacer Bent Shaft 8" x 19" 20 oz 48", 50", 52", 54" N/A
Mitchell Cruiser Bent Shaft 8" x 19" 22 oz 48", 50", 52", 54" N/A
Grey Owl Sprite 14˚ 8" x 20" 22 oz 48", 50", 52", 54" N/A
Bending Branches Espresso 14 8" x 20" 18 oz 48", 50", 52", 54" $129.95
Bending Branches Sun Shadow 8" x 20" 22 oz 48", 50", 52", 54" $119.95
Bending Branches BB Special 8" x 20" 22 oz 48", 50", 52", 54", 56" $89.95
Bending Branches Viper Double Bend 8" x 20" 22 oz 48", 50", 52", 54" $149.95
Grey Owl Touring 12˚ 8.5" x 19.5" 24 oz 46", 48", 50", 52",
54", 56"
N/A
Bending Branches
Cruiser Plus Bent Shaft
8.5" x 20" 23 oz 48", 50", 52", 54" N/A
Sawyer Manta Dual Bend
Bent Shaft
8.75" x 20" 22 oz 48", 50", 52", 54", 56", 58" $199.99
Mitchell Outrigger N/A 20 oz 48", 50", 52", 54" N/A

* Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price, subject to change, see manufacturer web site for details. Prices listed in U.S. Dollars.


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