Aquabound/Bending Branches Joins Grassroots as a Vendor Partner

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Grassroots Outdoor Alliance (Grassroots) is pleased to announce that Aquabound/Bending Branches has joined our organization as a Vendor Partner.

Since their first kayak paddle dipped into the Canadian waters in 1991, Aqua-Bound has occupied a special place among paddlers. In large part, because their mission has always been to take what’s best about paddle technology and crank it up a few notches.

This mission has continued since they became part of the Branches, LLC family of paddle brands in 2008. As the world’s largest supplier of quality kayak and canoe paddles, Branches is a privately-held company in Northwestern Wisconsin, staffed by paddling enthusiasts. That translates into countless hours

spent designing, prototyping, testing, and perfecting each of their paddles. And when that’s done, they go back and look at ways to build them even better.

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Jake Wisse, National Sales Manager for Aquabound/Bending Branches shared his thoughts on joining Grassroots as a Vendor Partner, “"We're excited to be working with the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance. These shops are the driving force behind this industry, and we look forward to taking our partnerships to the next level. "

Joe Butler Jr., member of Grassroots Paddlesport Committee and owner of Black Creek Outfitters was excited to hear the news, “We are excited to announce our vendor partnership with Bending Branches.

Being able to do so with a manufacturer that is privately held and passionate about the products they are making is such a great match. We look forward to working closely with Bending Branches including their sister brand Aquabound for many years to come. “

Grassroots Outdoor Alliance has 51 members with over 100 retail locations across the United States. Grassroots unites independent outdoor retailers as a strong voice to protect and promote the experience of outdoor enthusiasts across the United States. To learn more about Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, visit our website at