The Cambridge Vetera Women tried out some new Dreher Apex sweeps for the Womens Eights Head last Saturday.
Here's what they said….
Susanna (4) "I normally scull and so sweep oar blades always seem too big to me this first time I pick them up. But these were fine and they felt comfortable, familiar yet powerful right away. And although my first encounter with them was at WeHORR, I did not come away with new blisters on my hands."
Maria (Bow) I thought they were superb, very well balanced and positive all the way through the water. I felt I got hold of the water quickly and held on to it all the way through to the finish – a lovely feeling! My only reservation is the handles, particularly the lack of grip for the outside hand. A few times during the race I was aware that my outside hand was starting to slide down the handle slightly – easy enough to move back to the right position but it's one extra thing to have to think about.
Otherwise, the handles are comfortable – and I had no new blisters, which is almost unheard of after racing with new blades, so I'm not complaining too much.