The latest computer designed blade especially manufactured for the Arrow shaft. These rowing blades which are designed to fit on the smaller shafts, features thin edges, low wind resistance, 3D curvature and hydrodynamic efficiency which gives good lockup in the water but is still clean on entry and exit. Croker blades have been known for cleanliness and these new blades take it one step further.
The Slick rowing blade is normally assembled with a 70mm hook. This provides enough load for the strongest crews but the asymmetric curvature of the blade makes it extremely clean in and out of the water. The blade can be reduced in size for women and schoolgirls.
The Slick rowing blade is available on all shafts, it is moulded with closed edges, which improves the blade’s durability and overall performance with no ridgeline so there is less splash at the catch.
The low volume blade enters the water quickly and quietly and floats low in the water. The longitudinal curvature is perpendicular to the tip and so is in line with the flow of water. It has a constant pitch across the tip and all lines parallel to the tip.The gentle asymmetric curvature of the blade assures a clean release from the water with every stroke. Slick blades are visibly cleaner than other blades. The Slick blade does not exhibit any negative tendencies during recovery or in bad weather. Since the Slick blades introduction it has been extremely successful at all levels of rowing.
The Macon blades are the original blade design. The blade was first manufactured in timber. Although the Macon blade is not used in the racing world, recreational rowers prefer them and they are a good blade for learners. The Macon blade is available on all shafts upon request.