Difference Between Sawyer MX-G and MX-F/G?
I am in the market for a new pair of oars after breaking a Cataract in half in a flip in Velvet Falls in June and want to take advantage of the end of season sales going on right now.
I am leaning towards either the MX-G's or MX-F/G's but can't find a lot of details as to the difference between the two. Is the G worth the extra $30?
Any input would be much appreciated...
From Down River's website:
The G description:
Developed to offer the best combination of lightness and strength, the Sawyer MX-G™ is the ultimate oar for the whitewater enthusiast. Longitudinal fiberglass mixed with Graphite braid offers a unique torsional energy return system; the more torque put to the shaft, the tighter the braid gets; the tighter the braid gets, the more stable the longitudinal fibers. The MX-G is available with a 4 pound counter balance at no additional charge.
And the F/G description:
The MX-F/G feautures Longitudinal and hoop fiberglass tube with fiberglass braid wrap. The combination offers a strengthening torsional matrix which protects the shaft and returns your energy to the blade, where you want it. Four pounds of counter-balance in the handle lightens the oar in the lock as well as points the blade up when floating, for easy spotting if the oar goes over-board.
So they both have a longitudinal fiberglass wrap but the G has graphite. So doesn't seem to be much difference here...any input from uses of either or both?
Thanks in advance Buzzards for helping me spend smart money!