BENDING BRANCHES Whisper PaddleA great entry-level paddle at a great value, the Bending Branches Whisper is a durable recreational paddle ideal for paddlers who just want to tool around on the lake or spend a relaxed day on the river with friends.
- Shallow v-shaped cross section on blades enables you to pull smoothly through water to maintain a flutter-free stroke
- Injection-molded blades offer a perfect blend of weight and durability; blade size offers great surface area for smooth paddling and less fatigue
- Aluminum shaft with designated grip areas is durable and comfortable to hold
- Ferrule angles of 0 and 60°, left or right to match your preference for paddling
- Breaks into two pieces for easier travel and storage
Country of Origin: USA
BENDING BRANCHES Whisper Paddle
Blade Material Polypropylene Blade Size 18 x 6.75 in. Drip Rings Yes Feathering Angle 0°, 60°, RHC and LHC Pieces 2 Shaft Material Aluminum Primary Use Recreation Weight 37 oz. Blade Design Low Angle for Cruising Blade Composition Nylon Blend Shaft Composition Aluminum
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- Recreational Paddling
Comments about BENDING BRANCHES Whisper Paddle:
After doing far more research and learning more than I ever wanted to about kayak paddles, I finally settled on these. From what little definitive information I could find (most everyone just reports the weights that manufacturers claim, without independent measurement), these seemed like the best option without spending over $100 on a paddle. I was really torn between this paddle and some of the $100+ paddles but I figured if nothing else this will make a solid backup paddle.
I'm happy to report that this paddle is light enough that the weight is a non-issue even when paddling for 5+ hours. It's aluminum so it's plenty stiff, and the plastic ferring adds rigidity and strength where the two halves join together so hopefully it will remain nice and tight fitting for years to come.
The blades seem to be plenty durable, I've pushed off of rocks and even used them to push off the bottom of the river and lift up my kayak when I got stuck on a cypress knee, and they've held up just fine.
This paddle does float.
I do sometimes wish the blades had more "bite" - a bigger, more aggressive surface area would be welcome on accasions when I am trying to get somewhere quickly or fight a strong current upstream, but that's just a nice to have, it hasn't actually been a problem and it's impossible to find something of this quality with a more aggressive paddle size anywhere near this price range anyway. This works well for high and low angle paddling.
One minor annoyance is that the bar diameter is a little bit on the small side. It still fits comfortably in the hand but my Yak Grips don't like to stay in place.
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