Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Turbo Oars - Results

After testing out my Turbo oars with my Natoma skiff, I am very disappointed with them.  The blade design seems much too big.  To me it feels like I am rowing in molasses.  I did not like at all.  I did not notice any efficiency increase in rowing or speed increase. In fact, just the opposite.  To me, the best oars I have used are my John DeLapp oars.  I will be selling the turbo oars and I have thrown out my oar blade mold.  It was good experience learning how to mold a complex curve lamination and a carbon fiber layer though so it was not a failed project.

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