Rated 5 out of 5 by PaddleHappier Lover our bent shafts
Last year we paddled with friends who let us use bent shaft paddles. My wife and I both felt like we were gliding thru the water. I had been looking to buy some since. Bean has always had quality products so I bought these. We have only paddle with them once so far. But they are as good as the ones we were let. These are very light and seem strong and well made. They are a pleasure to paddle with. /\/\/
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Upnorth61 Just what we expected
Just returned from the Boundary Waters in Minnesota and the BB Special Bent-Shaft Canoe Paddle worked Great! We already had 2 Bent wood paddles and had a larger group going this year so we ordered 2 more.They arrived just in time and were exactly as described. Seen the same ones in the store in Ely and would have paid more so it was perfect ordering them from here.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thor027 Bent shaft canie paddle
Have not used as of yet. They are well constructed and almost too good looking to use.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ineedagoodnickname Wonderful
Besides being almost a work of art, this paddle is a Best Buy
It's comfortable, light and beautiful.
As for the stroke, ohhh yeah!!! : I often "GPS" myself, and on the same route, (about 3hrs)(Flatwater) I shaved 20 min off my regular "dilettante" time.
When you compare the ratio Price/Quality it's really a Great Buy!
Sure, it won't beat your carbon/kevlar $9,999 top of the line paddle, but I as won't compete in the Olympics (this year:) it's a perfect fit for my use.
So, What are you waiting for? buy it now!
October 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Doc1983 Nice paddle
The paddle is light and pretty. The grip is comfortable. Haven't tried it on the lake yet but foresee no issues.
July 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outdoor2009 Works great
Used this for the first time and loved it. It was easy to use and gave me greater power in the stroke.
July 11, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wheats1 Great paddle!
Our Scout crew is going up to Northern Tier (Boy Scout camp in Minnesota) and one of the other members had this paddle at our first shakedown paddle. It takes a little getting used to, but after 15 minutes, we were flying along the lake. I will never use a flat paddle again!
May 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by HighAdventurePaddler Paddle is a work of art.
Bending Branches make probably the best paddles around, in my opinion. My old paddle recently cracked on a trip to the Maine High Adventure Area, BSA ( it was only 30 years old ). I looked into replacing it when I saw our trip guide was using a bent shaft paddle on the big lakes we were canoeing. I did some research and for a recreational paddler this turned out to be the best choice. When I received it I was not disappointed, this is a gorgeous paddle, almost to nice to use. It is light and the perfect choice for my return trip this summer.
February 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MidMissouriMomma Of Beauty and Brawn
Out of the box, these paddles (I ordered two) look like they should be mounted permanently on our wall, like fine art. Beautifully constructed, strong and lightweight, these paddles are a joy to hold. Canoe paddle handles have never fit in the palm of my hand as perfectly as these do. The additional feature of the protective plastic tip at the end of the paddle is smart for hitting rocky river bottoms. Looking forward to using them this spring!
Good design, LLBean.
January 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vermin93 Great paddle
I purchased this to use in my motorized square-back canoe when I'm not running the motor. The shape of the paddle makes it really easy to use. It's well made and has a good looking finish. I highly recommend it.
October 19, 2011