I personally think the difference of 6 in is not all that great in oar length, it's pretty much a matter of personal like or dislike. I guess the rule of thumb is, you can always make things shorter if you have to, but it's hard to make things longer... Most of my friends row oars that are even in feet, that being said the oars that MT4runner built for me we made 11-6 long, thinking if they were too long we could always cut them down. they are still 11-6 long, and still the sweetest rowing oars I have ever had the pleasure to rowAsh vs fir?
Lite vs whitewater?
10’ or 10.5’?
Ash/fir laminated blades give you the best of both woods, as I said before I'm not a big fan of plastic or composite blades, I love the way Wood bites the water