Redtail Bentshaft Canoe Paddle


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A superb entry-level bent shaft paddle with Redtail’s Ergo handle for a more relaxed grip. The poplar and black cherry construction makes it lightweight and affordable. The eight-inch wide blade allows powerful strokes.

Bent shaft paddles are most appropriate for paddlers going in a straight line on flat water. Originally designed for racers, they help extend the power phase of your forward stroke. They work particularly well for bow paddlers who are primarily touring; they’re less suitable for stern or solo paddlers, since the bent blade can be awkward for corrective and steering strokes. (For the same reason, even bow paddlers may carry a regular straight shaft paddle as their spare paddle, and switch to it when running moving water.)

  • Resin tip for added durability

Tech specs

Weight567g (52 in)
Ideal for
  • Canoe tripping
  • Cottage and recreational canoeing
Shaft materialWood
Blade materialWood
Shaft typeBent
Blade dimensions48 x 20cm (19 x 8in.)
Made inCanada

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