Counter Balance Sleeves

The definitive counterbalance rowing solution. From Cataract Oars.

You know that feeling after paddling all day in your raft or drift boat? The one in which your arms have devolved into useless rubber hoses? Well, that feeling will be taken down several notches when you use our H2O counterbalance system. Even better, you can have your oar counterbalance interchangeable. That way, you can use regular oars on the short jaunts and balanced ones on the epic voyages, all from one set of Cataract Oars.

Weighted oar handles. On demand.

The most convenient, innovative counterbalance oar system on the market, the H2O is ideal for anyone who wants a counterbalanced oar that can easily be converted to a non-counterbalanced oar, without bulky weighted sleeves.

The ultimate in whitewater oar versatility.

When you order the H2O Counterbalance System to accompany your new set of Cataract Oars, you receive four handles, or two handles per oar: an internally-weighted handle and a regular handle. The system includes two 4″ neoprene rubber sleeves (one per oar), a hex key and six hardened stainless steel screws (three per oar). The hardened screws keep your handle securely fastened into its shaft, while the neoprene sleeve keeps grit and grime out of the screw areas.