Wisconsin-based Bending Branches is one of the largest paddle manufacturers in the world

  • Article by: DOUG SMITH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 5, 2013 - 10:36 AM

A Minnesota paddle maker’s innovation has transformed the marketplace.

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loomer67Jul. 4, 13 7:29 PM

Bring back the hockey sticks!

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commonsens4uJul. 5, 1311:40 AM

I remember having a Bending Branches hockey stick around 1990.

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cpcasserlyJul. 6, 13 1:05 PM

I miss having them on Stinson Blvd. in Minneapolis. You could go in there and buy a factory second paddle with only a slight blemish for a large discount. They have wonderful paddles!

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Don9539Jul. 7, 13 7:16 AM

I bought a pair of bent shaft wooden canoe paddles when they were still on Stinson & Broadway. Had to be 25 years ago. Amazing how something so light could be so durable. Both are still in good shape.

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kuehnbuhmanJul. 12, 13 8:24 AM

I knew Dale as a kid. My son just recived his late step gradfathers canoe, how can I get a price list of paddles.

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