Bent shaft paddles provide more power and efficiency while paddling your canoe. Some people love them while others prefer the standard strait shaft paddle. Some don’t like how the bent shaft paddle preform when steering the canoe from the stern. We at BWCACAST.com love to use bent shaft paddles both when paddling in the bow and when paddling in the stern. The design allows you to utilize more of your power being delivered in a manner that propels your canoe forward through more of your paddle stoke. Jim shows you some quick tips on how to make sure you are using the bent shaft paddle correctly.