Cataract Oars Cataract Blade

Named after the brand from which it was born, the Cataract Blade is a strong and reliable choice for any rowing application, from fishing to whitewater. A moderately thick cross-section allows this paddle to slice into the water, and the teardrop-style shape allows you to pull with power when you need to or feather your stroke for precise maneuvering.

  • Heavy-duty, structural polyurethane forms the outer shell of the blade
  • Composite core is lightweight and buoyant so this blade achieves just the right amount of float
  • Teardrop-style shape makes for easy water entry and precise control
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  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

They float, which is nice and seem to take a pretty good beating. So far I have enjoyed them a great deal. Watch out Trout!

floating paddles.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These things are great. I find that I love them even more on flat water in the desert. They give you the ability to take your hands off the sticks to reach for a beer which is very convenient. While first using them i was worried about durability but i have smashed them into rocks plenty of times and they are still standing. Get a couple of them and see for your self.

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It can take a beating, and it floats. Great for low water years like this summer especially.

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Great blade

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you're in need of a new oar blade, this is the one, only 10 bucks more than the Carlisle, but 100 times better!