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Old 05-12-2017   #1
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60"frame oar length suggestions

I know oar length is personal preference but I thought I would throw it out and ask if anyone has a 60"frame and what oars you are running. Going on a NRS 130E 6'2" wide and the 60" frame. Thanks

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Old 05-12-2017   #2
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Seat height also factors in.
I have a 12' with a 60" wide which uses 8'6" oars nicely, but you may be better with something different. Maybe shorter, or maybe longer with counterbalance.
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Old 05-14-2017   #4
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I am with Zack

48" wide 7 to 7.5 feet
54" wide 7.5 to 8.5
60" wide 8 to 9
66" wide 8.5 to 9.5 can go to 10 but would not want to run class 4 5. Get the oar jerked out of your hand to much.

72" wide 9.5 to 11. Same thing though. The higher class white water the shorter the oar. This is just my opinion. Sure there are variables like big water . How much gear and all that.
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