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Old 05-02-2012   #1
 
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A BLOWN OAR

Ive gone through the pins vs locks debate over and over, but on a run yesterday, I had my oar get blown through the lock and right out of my hands. It sucked pretty bad and I had to work hard to get the shaft back in the horns. Would this be different if I had pins and clips? On the other hand Ive also seen people pin a shaft on a rock and have their tower get yanked right off their frame. I guess I'm concerned with security and strength vs break away user friendliness. Is it better to have an oar get blown(spending time recovering) or possibly bend/break your shaft but having it handy most of the time?

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I'll stay out of the debate, and just tell you that I use closed oar locks. My oar will not come out unless it breaks, and I want it that way.
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what is a closed oar lock?
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Laura uses these
http://www.payetteriver.com/posilockinfo.htm
When she's not making up tales about running the Grand Canyon
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Those look pretty cool, but I would almost rather have my oar get blown than have my shaft explode. A friend of mine who uses clips and pins had an oar tower get jerked off his frame this weekend, pretty wild.
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Those look pretty cool, but I would almost rather have my oar get blown than have my shaft explode. A friend of mine who uses clips and pins had an oar tower get jerked off his frame this weekend, pretty wild.
You have that option. All kinds of shit breaks, happens, nothing is foolproof. It sucks to reflip a boat and not have oars, it also sucks to have oars pop out right when you need them. I've had one oar break with those, but it was upside down and I still had the other one there when I reflipped right before the wrong line in a big drop which started a wild section with deep holes. I love my posilockers!
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What is the difference btween those lockers and pins and clips?
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They allow the use of oar rights and the oar can slide through the lock.
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Pins and clips
Can pop out. Posis are there until terminal failure.
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Have you ever seen a P&C actually allow an oar to pop out? I haven't. It'd have to break the cuff. Or are you saying the clip pops and the oar can then slide?
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