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View Poll Results: Counter Balance 8' oars?
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Old 02-15-2019   #31
 
Bayfield, Colorado
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Wow, the c-dog made the switch as well. I would to love to row a set. Haven't had the opportunity as of yet. I use a gimbal style oar lock that I made to fit rope wrap or sleeves. Folks just don't understand how much better a gimbal design is until they row them. This one guy from Cortez called it power steering for the raft. I wouldn't go that far but they offer noticeably superior range of motion and smoothness. Feathering is almost effortless. I am sold on the design.

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Old 02-15-2019   #32
 
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Shrink wrap holding up ok?
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Old 02-15-2019   #33
 
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Shrink wrap holding up ok?
Works great
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Old 02-16-2019   #34
 
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Thanks Spider
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Old 02-25-2019   #35
 
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I have a 4' long raft with 3' oars cut down to 2'. Counterbalanced. Great for keeping my arms from fatiguing while rowing street gutters.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #36
 
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Thought I'd update this as I ordered some NRS helix blades and weighed all 3 types that I have...

Cataract: 3lbs 3oz (I'm not positive on the oz right now but I think so).
Carlisle outfitter 6.5": 2lbs 11oz
NRS helix (2" longer and 7.25" wide) : 2lbs 10oz

The helix blade has a carbon fibre shaft and is lighter even though it's a bigger blade than the other 2 I have.

Looking forward to getting them on the watter and seeing if I can notice a difference in weight.
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