The latest computer design especially manufactured for the Arrow shaft. These sculling 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.
Note: This blade is only available on the S39 and S40 Series of Arrow Shafts.
The Slick sculling blade is normally assembled with a 40mm hook. A smaller blade is available for women and schoolgirls who want a slightly lighter load at the catch. Slick blades are available on all shafts.
The Slick blade is now available with closed edges, which improves the blade’s durability and overall performance. The Slick blade has 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 anymore, recreational rowers prefer them and they are a good blade for learners.
The Macon blade is available on all shafts upon request and now comes with closed edges for increased durability and overall performance.