Appomattox River Company carries a full line of Bending Branches paddles for your canoe or kayak.
In 1982, whitewater and touring canoeist Dale Kicker and flat-water racer Ron Hultman teamed up to create the first composite-tipped canoe paddle. This unique innovation revolutionized the paddle industry and gave birth to Bending Branches. Since then, paddles from this small, privately held company in Wisconsin have propelled more than a million paddlers to places and experiences that are something to write home about. This spirit of pushing forward continues to drive Bending Branches today. They are committed to bringing new features to the water that enhance your paddling experience.
As the worldâ€™s largest manufacturer of quality canoe and kayak paddles, Bending Branches remain a privately held company in Northwestern Wisconsin staffed by paddling enthusiasts. This translates into designs that are clever and practical, providing the perfect combination of durability, comfort, fit, weight and style. Millions of customers have found their paddles to be their long-term companions on adventures, both long and short.