Our oars reflect years of research and experimentation to combine the traditional look of wood with high performance and ease of use.
Crafted from high altitude oregon Fir, these oars feel much lighter and more delicately balanced than typical wood oars. The long ‘high aspect ratio’ blade shape is extremely efficient; the blade length and curve prevents slippage on the power stroke while the narrow width requires less lift and is less likely to hit waves on the backstroke.
Careful control of the shaft diameter combined with the blade taper makes a delightful flex pattern that yields at the beginning of power for a soft feel. At the completion of the stroke the flex recovers quickly giving a little extra ‘kick’.
Oars are available in sizes from 7 to 9 feet in 6 inch increments.
Other sizes and styles, including whitewater oars and lightweight carbon fiber oars, are available by special order.