Ok all. I'm am looking at possible autumnal improvements to my rig and it looks to be something with the sticks. I have an old 14' NRS raft and I'm currently rocking super old 9' Carlisle plastic coated shafts with floating cataract blades. I can only afford one or the other so I am wondering where you think the most bang for my buck will be. I noticed on a recent middle fork trip that I was pulling really hard to move my rig compared to others with different oars. Would I notice the blades more? I don't really notice any flex in my shafts but would longer be better? Lemme know what you think.