I know there are numerous threads on this topic and I've perused quite a few of them. I wanted to get some feedback as well as provide some on the different ways to tether oars.
In the beginning I used some standard oar tethers (metal ring & cam buckle) and they worked fine until they just aged out. I decided to try the Phantom ones
with a metal fastex clip connected to a plastic fastex clip. This solution also attaches to the oar LOCK and not the frame. The two time failure of this system caused me to return to using the original style metal ring & cam buckle.
I'm considering moving to just a loop strap (no metal ring around oar shaft) and was wondering if anyone has moved to this from metal ring around the oar shaft version or vice versa and has found one better than the other.
I do know there are a lot of variations that people have proposed starting from no tethers at all the way to parachute cord, prussik cord loops etc.