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Cataract X-Wound Oar Shaft

Item: 77316.01 | Product Description »

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The Cataract X-Wound Oar Shaft has the same great durability and natural flex as the SGG shaft, while being lighter in weight to reduce rowing fatigue.
  • Blades Sold Separately
  • Each shaft is 1/2 pound lighter than a Cataract SGG shaft.
  • This weight savings really adds up to less muscle strain when you're swinging those oars on a long river stretch.
  • The oars have an all carbon-fiber layer on the outside, so they are only available in black.
  • Like the SGG oar shaft, the X-Wound flexes and rebounds like wood without the weight or need for maintenance.
  • Cataract, Carlisle and 1 5/8" shank Sawyer blades fit in these shafts.
  • Blades are sold separately so that you can choose the width and brand that best suits your needs. The removable blades also permit easy storage and transport.
  • Shaft lengths are listed as the final length, which will include the approximately 27" long blade you choose (sold separately). For a list of ACTUAL shaft lengths, please click on the Specs tab.
  • Please see the Specs Tab for ACTUAL shaft lengths

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  • video: Cataract Oars & Blades
    Cataract Oars & Blades
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  • video: Cataract Oars in Action Video
    Cataract Oars in Action Video
    Length:1:07
  • video: Cataract Quality Assurance Video
    Cataract Quality Assurance Video
    Length:0:56
  • video: Making of a Cataract Oar Video
    Making of a Cataract Oar Video
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Weight (ea): 9' = about 4 lbs.
Sizes:
Shaft Standard Blade
(sold separate)
Approximate Overall Length
80.5" 27" 9'
92.5" 27" 10'
Shaft Material: Glass/carbon/epoxy composite
Shaft Diameter: 1 7/8"
Features:
  • Rebounds like wood
  • Each shaft is 1/2 pound lighter than a Cataract SGG shaft
  • Cataract, Carlisle and 1 5/8" shank Sawyer blades fit in these shafts

video: Cataract Oars & Blades

Cataract Oars & Blades (5:26)

You don't have to know rocket science to row a boat, but it helps to have gear made by a company who does. Cataract shafts are made with the same filament wound glass/carbon/epoxy composite technology used by the aerospace industry. These oars perform like no others, translating muscle energy into stroke power more effectively than other oars, giving you the ultimate in oar responsiveness.

video: Cataract Oars in Action Video

Cataract Oars in Action Video (1:07)

You don't have to know rocket science to row a boat, but it helps to have gear made by a company who does. Cataract shafts are made with the same filament wound glass/carbon/epoxy composite technology used by the aerospace industry. These oars perform like no others, translating muscle energy into stroke power more effectively than other oars, giving you the ultimate in oar responsiveness.

video: Cataract Quality Assurance Video

Cataract Quality Assurance Video (0:56)

A brief overview of quality control at Cataract Oars.

video: Making of a Cataract Oar Video

Making of a Cataract Oar Video (0:27)

A brief overview of how Cataract makes their oars.

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  • Cataract X-Wound Oar Shaft

    Q:

    Can you get counterbalance weights in the handle and rope wrap on the X-Wound at this time?
    Asked on 4/17/2013 by Jennifer from United States

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, Jennifer, we can custom order those for you. Give us a call, 800.635.5202.

      Answered on 4/17/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • Cataract X-Wound Oar Shaft

    Q:

    How do these compare to the sawyer Polecats? what is the actual weight of each shaft in the 10' size?
    Asked on 3/10/2013 by off grid from CO

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      We don't carry the Polecat so I can't give you a direct comparison. The X-Wound uses extra carbon fiber material to get the same strength as the SGG, at a lighter weight. A 10' X-Wound will weigh 4 pounds.

      Answered on 3/11/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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