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Old 06-30-2008   #1
Kalispell, Montana
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Nrs counterweights

I was wondering if anybody has ever use NRS 4 lbs. counterweights on 9 foot oars. I recent injury has left me wondering if these could help. The nrs websites says use the counterweights for oars over 9 ft. Any feedback?

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Old 06-30-2008   #2
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NRS sells cataract counterweights, and they are great. I use them on my 9.5 oars, and also before I put extensions on them when they were 8.5'. Can't row without them, too tiring.

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Old 06-30-2008   #3
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Yes, they are real nice. I heard that they can make your oars sink if you pop one into the water, so some people will teather them.
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Yes, they will sink some oars. I've heard of people filling their carlisle oars with some foam to give them buoyancy, but I haven't bothered yet. Sawyers shouldn't sink, since they are wood, and no idea about cataract.
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