Bending Branches Explorer Plus

Bending Branches Explorer Plus

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Bending Branches Explorer Plus

The Explorer Plus canoe paddle from Bending Branches 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 paddle features a versatile free-style grip and a strong, basswood shaft for comfort and efficiency. This paddle is all business, yet very pleasing to the eye. A perfect choice for any paddling.

The Explorer Plus is a straight paddle and is available in lengths of 52 inches to 60 inches (in 2-inch increments). It is hand-crafted in Osceola, Wisconsin.


  • Remarkably durable with a 4 oz. fiberglass wrapped blade
  • Full Rockgard protection will withstand heavy use
  • 18-laminate shaft provides strength and power


  • Shaft Material: 18-laminate basswood
  • Blade Material: Basswood and roasted basswood
  • Blade Size: 8.1" x 19"
  • Blade Surface Area: 118 sq. in.
  • Grip Type: Freestyle Palm Grip
  • Weight: 23 oz.