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Explore the New Comp Blade

Concept2’s Comp blade combines the best elements of their existing designs to create a lightweight, efficient, stable, and easy-to-row competitive blade. The blade is wide like the Fat2, short like the Bantam, and rigged long like the Smoothie2. The Comp blade is specifically designed for the Skinny shaft, creating a powerful combination of stability and speed. At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, seven crews medalled using Comp sculls (2 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze).

Over the last 15 years of rowing with the Fat2, Concept2 learnt that the blade width and Vortex Edge are the two most important blade features contributing to boat speed. With the Comp blade, they have retained these qualities but the less effective area has been trimmed away. The critical effective surface area remains, resulting in a lighter weight blade that features the same width as the Fat2. The Comp has the Fat2’s solid lock in the water at the catch with a greater acceleration into the finish.

They also learnt a lot about stability in the process of developing the Bantam oar. Its short, wide blade is very stable on the drive which contributes to confidence when applying power and overall comfort. “Weight in the hand” or “swing-weight” is lighter than oars with larger blades, saving energy and facilitating higher stroke rates.


Comp Blade Highlights

  • Vortex Edge
  • Reinforced carbon fibre sandwhich construction
  • Syntactic foam core





Blade Length



Width at Tip



Width at Broadest Point





  • The Comp Blade is available in both Sweep and Scull options.
  • The Comp Blade is available with a Skinny Shaft only.
  • Currently it is not a Sykes stock item and will need to be ordered as a Custom Oar Order.



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