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Old 07-14-2011   #21
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Originally Posted by Kendi View Post
I was told that they are so thin that they would break easily from the folks at NRS. If you look at some of their catalogues- it says the same thing. I figure they know what they are talking about....
Anybody want to buy a couple of Cataract razors? They have had quite a a bit of use over the last 3 seasons on the Rogue, Middle Fork Salmon, Owyhee, Grand Canyon, McKenzie, North Umpqua and other rivers. They are still in excellent shape though. I've been told they are not suitable for whitewater.

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Old 07-14-2011   #22
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Hey now- just passing along what NRS told me. If you wanna disput their advice- write a review for them. I'm sure they'd appreciate it.

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Old 07-14-2011   #23
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Originally Posted by riverjunky View Post
Thanks for all of your input. I haved decided to go with 10 foot Cataract SGX with H2O counterbalancing and cataract magnum blade. I will let you guys know how things works out.
I am glad to see that in spite of all the twists and turns the thread has taken, the original poster went ahead and made a decision. Should work out just fine.

I only mentioned my wood oars in reference to the issue of blade width. Not to re-open a wood vs plastic debate - though I do enjoy that one. I have never owned Cataract oars, but I rowed an 18 foot bucket boat through the Grand Canyon once with a set of those. They were excellent. If I ever spring for Cataract oar shafts, I would want the Cat blades, too, just to be feng shui. Carlisle blades work great, but they look chintzy on those space-age shafts.
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Old 07-16-2011   #24
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Originally Posted by MountainMedic View Post
Magnum sucks. Very brittle, break easy. Not a fan at all.

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