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Why do elite level crews use the oars that they do?

Just something that popped into my head. With regard to Concept 2 oars, I’ve noticed that many elite level crews use the Smoothie2 Plain Edge oar over the Smoothie2 Vortex Edge and Fat2 oars. Is there a reason for this other than preference or are there rules against using the …

Fat bloke rowing... Target is 231lbs from 291lbs.


Have taken up rowing as my main weight loss exercise and always happy to receive advice or suggested changes.

I’ve started at 291lbs, aiming to lose 60lbs, have lost 14 already. I’m a rugby prop, but my cardio is way lower than it used to be.

Currently able to …