Sawyer has been going through some name changes to try and make things less confusing. Hopefully, it will all start to make sense. They make 2 size diameters and 2 stiffnesses in the MX Series. The smaller diameter is the standard size, same size as Carlisle, Advanced Composite (Cataract), and Sawyer Polecats. All blades for these oars should be interchangeable. Those used to be designated with an "S" by Sawyer (MXS-F/G and MXS-G). The standard diameter is now just referred to as MX.Thanks for the heads up!
Sawyer's web site, like this ad, continues to confuse me. I see MX or MXS oars listed but can find no mention of the MXG or MXFG shafts most local and online retailers sell.
Are these MX shafts an earlier or lower price point version?
You are pretty much spot on. You are correct on the construction as well as on the nomenclature of the MX oars.Good questions and thanks Zach. Appreciate if you would confirm if I have this right:
MX is the oar. Under the old system, F was for fiberglass, and thus the MX-F. Now it's just MX, because they really don't need the F and never did. All the oars are fiberglass, it's just that some have a layer of graphite too. So, and MX is an MX, but could be more if you add some options.
Under the new system, if you add the optional graphite layer, it becomes an MXG.
The only thing left is shaft size. The standard is the same diameter as Cataract, Carlisle, etc, which I think is about 1 7/8", and no letter is needed. The larger diameter oar is more like a wood oar in size, 2" or better, and designated by an L.
This sound right?