Comp Blade | Concept2

Comp Blade

Face view of the Concept2 Comp blade
Face view of the Comp
Concept2 Comp blade compared to the Fat2.
Comp vs. Fat2

Over the last 15 years of rowing with the Fat2, we’ve learned that the blade width and Vortex Edge are the two most important blade features contributing to boat speed. With the Comp blade, we've 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.

We’ve also learned 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 Highlights

  • Vortex edge
  • Reinforced carbon fiber sandwich construction
  • Syntactic foam core

Optimizing Comp Performance

The Comp Blade is only available with a Skinny shaft. The Comp uses similar oar lengths, shaft stiffness and rigging as our Smoothie2 blades, making it an easy transition for athletes.

As always, please contact us with any questions.


Comp Dimensions
  Sweep Scull
Blade Length 43.5 cm 37.5 cm
Width at Tip 19 cm 16.5 cm
Width at Broadest Point 26 cm 23 cm