Do what you like and what feels right for you. I don't think using Oar Rights has anything to do with whether you are a beginner or a long time rower.Sorry, I probably shouldn't have used the word "expert". Please feel free to participate anyway. I know that beginners will nearly always use rights so there is no need to include beginners in the poll. The basis of my question is to find out if rights are supposed to be for beginners only and if I'm supposed to reach a point where I don't like them or don't need them. As I said in the orig post, I'm so comfortable with them that I don't see myself getting rid of them.
This!!! Oar Rights, Pro-Loks or Pins and Clips when EVERY stroke counts!I do think about using them sometimes when running a small cat in the IV-V stuff when a single missed stroke can be a problem. Still haven't made up my mind.
People get way too twisted up over this stuff. Give me a boat and I'll run it.