When you buy a Concept2 Sweep Oar, you invest in a tradition of performance, passion, innovation and support. We are committed to ensuring that you receive our best effort, every time.
All Concept2 oars are proudly manufactured in the Concept2 International factory in Morrisville, USA. Each and every oar is scrutinized under a comprehensive quality control process, ensuring that your order is fulfilled to the highest of production standards. Read on to find out more about Concept2 Oar technology, including shaft and blade options and pricing.
Our range of sweep oar options reflects our dedication to providing top quality equipment for rowers of all abilities.
In selecting the right Concept2 oar for your crew, you will need to consider the three fundamental parts of the oar: the shaft, the blade and the handle.
When selecting the shaft of your oar, it is important to consider weight, durability, profile and flexibility.
Our Sweep Shaft options:
Durable, Stiff, Versatile
Our standard lightweight shaft, the ultralight is a staple across all levels of rowing and racing. Made from carbon fiber, the ultralight has all the durability you need for training, with a high-performance design for racing.
Low profile, Supple, Efficient
Offering a smaller diameter shaft, the skinny has a lower profile for extra efficiency against wind resistance. Made from high modulus carbon fiber, the skinny has a softer flex while maintaining the same long-lasting durability you can expect from all Concept2 oars.
Specialized, Lightweight, Responsive
Our lightest shaft to date, the Low I shaft combines ultralight design with high modulus carbon in both the shaft and blade, enabling a significant weight reduction. The result is an oar with an extremely low swing weight- the weight at the blade that is felt with each change of direction. Particularly effective for crews that prefer a higher stroke rate, the Low I is built for racing and is less resistant to impact damage than our other shaft options.
All Concept2 shafts undergo thorough testing to ensure the utmost durability, quality and performance.
When selecting the blade of your oar it is important to consider surface area, feel at the catch, and handling in the water.
Smoothie2 Plain Edge:
First developed in 1996 and refined in 2006 to its current form, the Smoothie2 plain edge broke the boundaries of traditional wooden blades and has become established as the benchmark of Concept2 blade innovation. Featuring greater surface area at the tip, and curvature for increased depth control; the smoothie2 provides a sharp feel at the catch and stability in the water. The smoothie2 plain edge is the precursor to the Smoothie2 Vortex Edge and Fat2 blades.
Blade Length: 54.5 cm
Width at Tip: 25.5 cm
Width at Broadest Point: 25.5cm
Our largest blade, the Fat smoothie2 with Vortex edge provides even greater purchase and efficiency in the water. The Fat2 blade is designed to be used with considerably shorter overall oar length than our other blades, with the large surface area of the blade providing the pressure as opposed to an extended oar angle. The blade shape and curvature follow the same proven design principles of the Smoothie2 Vortex Edge, giving the Fat2 blade the same excellent stability and depth control of it’s smaller predecessors.
Blade Length: 55 cm
Width at Tip: 19 cm
Width Broadest Point: 26.5 cm
Smoothie2 Vortex Edge:
Development of the Vortex Edge began in 2000, with the goal of improving blade efficiency and connection at the beginning of the drive. The Vortex Edge tapers the tip of the smoothie2 blade and adds a vortex-generating strip, resulting in a firmer feel at the beginning of the drive, with the same reliable depth control associated with the plain edge blades. The smoothie2 Vortex Edge is particularly effective when used with larger catch angles.
Blade Length: 54.5 cm
Width at Tip: 19 cm
Width at Broadest Point: 25.5 cm
When selecting your oar handle, it is important to consider versatility of use, and your preferred grip option.
Traditional basswood handles are optional as a fixed handle for sweep oars only. The wooden handle is available in three different size options: small (39mm), medium (42mm) and large (45mm).
Our length adjustment system has been developed to make changes in oar length a quick and easy process. Our adjustable handles comprise a bonded composite shaft with a structural outside grip that is capable of 5cm of adjustment range. The grip is keyed to the handle to prevent rotation, and measurement settings are indicated in centimeters over the 5cm range to provide a built-in guide to length adjustment. Our adjustable handles also offer a range of different grip options.
If you have opted for the adjustable handle, you will also need to select your preferred grip. Choosing the right grip often comes down to the correct diameter for your hand size, and personal preference. We offer a range of grip options to suit all:
Soft feel with a firm, sponge-like texture.
40.4mm outside hand diameter with ultralight shafts, 35mm with skinny shafts.
Firm, smooth texture. Durable and easy to clean.Ultralight and Low I shaft outside hand diameter: 37.5mm
Available in thin, medium and thick outside hand diameter options when paired with Skinny Shafts:
- Thin: 32mm
- Medium: 34.5mm
- Thick: 37mm
Smooth, comfortable grip that is easy on the hands. Inexpensive to replace, no tools required.
Outside hand diameter: 37mm (all shafts)
Real mahogany wood veneer, can be carefully sanded for more texture.
Outside hand diameter: 39mm (all shafts)
The exposed structural handle, retains the length adjustment system. Intended to be used with a grip, we offer the bare core to enable you to use your own preferred grip.
Outside hand diameter: 35mm (Ultralight, skinny available on request).
Use the table below to view prices for your chosen oars. Please note, all prices are per oar, and are GST exclusive.
*Wood Veneer grips come with an extra charge of $60 excl. GST
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