Bending Branches - Explorer Plus Performance Canoe Paddle

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Bending Branches - Explorer Plus Performance Canoe Paddle
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Canoe Paddle Sizing Chart
Torso Size Straight Shaft Canoe Paddle Length Bent Shaft Canoe Paddle Length
20" Youth 36" N/A
22" Youth 42" N/A
24" Youth 48" N/A
26" 51" or 52" 48"
28" 54" 50"
30" 56" or 57" 52"
32" 57" or 58" 54"
34" 60" 56"
36" 62" N/A
38" 64" N/A

Availability: Out of stock

Stock #: A2BR- Cosmetic Blemish

The Explorer Plus canoe paddle is made for durability. This paddle has a large, beefy blade (126 sq. in.) made of seven laminates of basswood and roasted basswood and is  edged with Bending Branches’ Rockgard® protection plus a 4 oz. wrap of fiberglass for power and protection. The Explorer Plus has a versatile free-style grip and a strong, basswood shaft. This paddle is all business, yet very pleasing to the eye.

Note: This paddle is cosmetically blemished, which is why we can sell it for such a low price! This blemish in no way affects the paddle's durability or functionality. Call our customer service line at 888-547-4327 or drop into a live chat with one of our customer service specialists for more info.



  • Size: 8.1 x 19 in.
  • Surface area: 126 sq. in.
  • Materials: Basswood, Roasted Basswood
  • Full Rockgard® 4 oz. Fiberglass


  • Shaft: Straight
  • Material: 18 Laminate Basswood
  • Features: Ovalized for Comfort


  • Freestyle Palm Grip


  • Weight: 23 oz.
  • Weight variation: Due to the varied density of wood, all canoe paddles could have a +/– 10% variance in weight. Paddle weight is based on 54 inch measurements for straight shafts and 50 inch measurements for bent shafts.
  • 4 oz. fiberglass wrap covering the blade.

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