Gilman Grips Ergonomic Oar Grip

$99.99$125.99

Gilman Grips Ergonomic Oar Grips
$99.99 for standard
$125.99 for counterbalanced

Colors: Purple/Green or Black/Gray

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Gilman Grips Ergonomic Oar Grips
$99.99 for standard
$125.99 for counterbalanced

Colors: Purple/Green or Black/Gray

Gilman Grips are high performance oar grips that are the World’s first ergonomically designed oar handle that significantly improved comfort and control for rowers of all experience levels and strength. They really do work!

The unique, patented design on these oar grips keeps the blade near the oriented correctly and eliminates unwanted oar-spin, and prevents missed strokes. In fact, there is virtually no setup time between strokes. Intuitive feathering, instant rowing feedback, and powerful strokes equal less shoulder and wrist fatigue.

Gilman Grips Oar Handles deliver a significant performance advantage over traditional round grips, which unintentionally spin in your hand. We accomplish this by utilizing the most ergonomic shape and by providing your hand with twice the surface area, where you need it most. Our design requires a fraction of the hand strength required to hang onto and properly control a traditional oar grip—resulting in less shoulder, wrist, and hand fatigue so that you can enjoy more glorious days on the river.

10 design features of the new Gilman Grips:

  • Dual durometer grip with a glass filled Polypropylene under mold and a high grade TPE oversold (Super comfortable to hold on to.)
  • TPE gasket to keep water out of the oar shaft
  • Insert a molded 10mm grade 12.9 bolt into the Polypropylene undermold for added weight and strength
  • Bi-directional groves in the cylinder for better adhesion to the oar shaft
  • Internal counter balance option that will come in at just under 3 LBS each
  • Clocking/indexing marks for fine tuning the installation for your rowing style
  • Right and left handed marks on each grip for easy identification
  • Gilman Grips logos in two locations
  • Texture surface of the TPE for a no slip high performance feel
  • Two material two color grip for style and performance.

Should you choose the Counterbalance Option?
Balance is important everywhere in life, and rowing is no different.
With balance, every stroke will be stronger and faster. Proper balance equals finesse and accuracy. With your oars properly balanced, you can row more river miles every day. You’ll feel better, row stronger and have less fatigue at the end of the day.
Balance can be achieved through your boat’s geometry or through adding counter balance to the grip of the oar. In a perfect world we would all achieve balance through geometry. However, if you’re like me and cannot achieve the proper balance through geometry then our counter balanced option is definitely for you. Our counter balance grips weigh in at 2 lbs 10 ounces each side, making Gilman Grips the perfect weight for most boats.

Why Counterbalance Weights? 

Balance is important everywhere in life, and rowing is no different.

With balance, every stroke will be stronger and faster. Proper balance equals finesse and accuracy. With your oars properly balanced, you can row more river miles every day. You’ll feel better, row stronger and have less fatigue at the end of the day.

Balance can be achieved through your boat’s geometry or through adding counter balance to the grip of the oar. In a perfect world we would all achieve balance through geometry. However, if you’re like me and cannot achieve the proper balance through geometry then our counter balanced option is definitely for you. Our counter balance grips weigh in at 2 lbs 10 ounces each side, making Gilman Grips the perfect weight for most boats.

Shop Staff Notes:  Game changers!  Gilman Grips are truly the first and finest addition to oars since wood and carbon fiber!  They feel super comfortable and allow you to row confidently without have to look at your blades for the right angle or use clumsy Oar Rights.  Sawyer Oars is adopting them for their composite oars and you should see them out in 2019.  We will stock those oars starting next year so you can try them out here in our Craig store.  Sawyer is working with Gilman Grips designer, Jeff Gilman, on trying to integrate them on their wood oars but for now, they are an option only for their composite oars (Bandit, MXS, Polecat).  They will work on any 1 5/8″ shaft -which includes Sawyer Bandits, Sawyer MXS, Sawyer Polecat, and all Cataract, and all Carlisle oars.  CrossCurrents Fly Shop is selling the Gilman Grips Oar Handles and Counter Balances as replacement oar handles for all the brands and/or models listed.  The install is not rocket surgery but it must be done right and if you live in the area, we would be happy to install them on your oars for an additional $25.  (We will post/link a video on the install procedure once we have that completed.)  You will love these things!!

Here’s a short promo video on Gilman Grips. You can see how sweet they are to row with!

Have more fun on the water with Gilman Grips – Never Miss a Stroke!

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